Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Global Cancer is Spreading . . .

“For every complex problem there is an easy answer, and it is wrong.”    – H.L.Mencken There is a cancer spreading its deadly tentacles across the globe. A cancer that kills slowly and without prejudice to race, color, creed or economic … Continue reading

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Walt Disney is to blame . . .

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.  -Bob Marley I can remember the exact day, 56 years ago that my love for classical music began. It was the summer of 1956 and, as for … Continue reading

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Pirate Stew and Corporate Culture

“Soup and fishing explain half the emotions of human life.” Whenever we go on extended river float  trips to the Alaskan wilderness, we try to take enough decent food (fresh, packaged and freeze dried) to give us a semblance of … Continue reading

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Why I Hate (and Love) Airports

My Mr. Mom week has officially ended.  This morning I drove to Heathrow airport to pick up my wife from her Africa business trip.  As a frequent business flyer for over 35 years (with millions of frequent flier miles) I … Continue reading

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A Fable of Hermes . . . and a modern day moral for Wall Street

(I have recently finished my third thriller novel, Business As Usual, which should be published within the week.  In doing research on the global drug trade, Wall Street insider trading and the pharmaceutical industry, I came across a fable of … Continue reading

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Opera . . . Classical vs Modern

Last evening Stephanie and I went to the English National Opera production of Julietta.  Now if you are like me, visions of Romeo and Juliet, colourful costumes and classical set design springs to mind.  Not so.  Julietta, based on the … Continue reading

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Mr. Mom Week

So, this is the beginning of my “Mr. Mom Week”.  My wife is on a business trip to Africa, Burkina Faso (100 points if you know where that is), and Dad is taking over the thousands of domestic and child … Continue reading

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