Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

Time Wasters

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Part II of III I called Go Daddy – waiting on hold for less than a minute. After asking a few questions and looking at our account, the customer service rep suggested upgrading our outdated POP email server to an Exchange one. He diligently walked me through setting everything up on our iMac, two iPhones […]

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Techno Challenges

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Part I of III When Kathy and I created our 2018 business plan a few months ago, we listed five key initiatives. One of them a much-needed enhancement of technology. Having an eight-year-old iMac with an operating system at least four generations behind, it was clear we needed to upgrade. Since I know little about […]

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Unhealthy Conflict

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

John Adams discouraged it early on: There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution. George […]

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Masked Invader

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Last week – on the coldest night of the year – I stood at the back door to let in my wife as she made her way from our detached garage with Christmas packages in hand. A few hours later the moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow – a rarity in Houston – […]

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Mistaken Identity

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Primum non nocere ‘First do no harm.’ Health care professionals understand that in some situations doing nothing is better than intervening and causing more problems. Sometimes I think teachers operate under a mistaken belief that they have the same responsibility when it comes to helping students. The past two weeks were difficult on our youngest […]

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