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michael-seidel's picture
Sep.21.2013
Most of us are aware of the chance that sometimes we're blind to what's going on.  A man is having an affair and the wife is astounded to find out.  Thinking about it later, she sees all the clues she dismissed. Some people are deliberately blind.  Others suffer cognitive dissonance...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.10.2013
"I don't deserve friends like you," a friend sobbed through the telephone. I answered her from my heart, "Of course you do.  After all, I'm not actually that great a friend.  I tend  to fart too much, drink too much, and I'm just generally crazy and too full of myself.  We're...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Feb.16.2013
That’s Shakespeare. Sigmond Freud wrote of “Civilization and Its Discontents.” I could write about people and their malcontents. I’d start with my own. But they’re everywhere, are they not? Night before last, my wife and I shared a Valentine’s dinner at the English Grill in the historic Brown Hotel...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.11.2012
I thought of politics as I thought of work this morning.  The two share parallels. Work is about solving problems and charting courses to make the company more profit.  Making more profit is our number one concern. Figuring out how to take care of issues and customers falls in line with...
michael-warren's picture
Oct.25.2012
  They have been married so long they barely remember the good times. Now, they haunt the untidy gravel lot hidden behind neglected commercial buildings on the outskirts of town and try to ignore the present. Blasted by freezing winds, they scour dilapidated cardboard boxes, seeking some...
PaulJohnson's picture
Oct.18.2010
It was about this time of year.  Some weeks before Halloween that a plan was born.  I was in elementary school and the long morning walk told a subtle little story on that side of the city.  They were into Halloween far more than those on our side of the railroad tracks - they could afford to be. ...
john-braun's picture
Oct.15.2009
I'm a father of two: a 4 year old daughter and a 2 year old son. I wish I could be there every moment of every day to protect them, but I know in reality that can't happen. I also know that while it would make me feel better, in the long run it would hurt the children because they would not develop...