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January 23, 2018: Recognition

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Posted by: David M Patt
It happened again.

A previous leader attended an important event and was ignored.

She should have been introduced, but instead was forced to loiter anonymously in a corner of the room.

Recognizing past leaders is not just a way to respect the doers of yesterday.

It also tells people that the work they do for the association today will not be forgotten tomorrow.

December 12, 2017: Male supremacy

Category: Stuff, other
Posted by: David M Patt
Category: Stuff, other
Posted by: David M Patt
Category: Stuff, other
Posted by: David M Patt

October 24, 2017: NO!

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Posted by: David M Patt

September 26, 2017: A message from the grave

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Posted by: David M Patt
My mother left a message after her death. It was read aloud at her funeral and copies were placed on each seat.

Her words seem very fitting right now.

September 12, 2017: Don't judge a book by its cover

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Posted by: David M Patt
You will have made a mistake.

August 22, 2017: No eclipse

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Posted by: David M Patt
I suppose it's nice that people paid a lot of attention to the solar eclipse instead of fretting about world events.

But the eclipse was no big deal to me.

At its peak, I was driving in Chicago. It was overcast, like before a big storm. Still, there were shadows everywhere, as if there was sunlight, but just not enough of it. If I hadn't known about the eclipse, I wouldn't have even noticed that oddity.

I don't think there's anything spiritual, uplifting, or even amazing about a solar eclipse. It's just a cosmic event that happens once it a great while.

But it was a welcome distraction for a lot of people.

June 22, 2017: Ask a friend

Category: Stuff, other
Posted by: David M Patt
Researchers claim that Millennials rely on personal references for services while Boomers respond to advertising appeals.

Well, Boomers have relied on personal references for a lot of services for a very long time.

Doctors, dentists, physical therapists, lawyers, plumbers, electricians, painters, auto mechanics, landscaping companies, contractors, tailors, cleaners, restaurants, ice cream parlors, and lots of other businesses.

Reliance on personal references is not a new trend.

June 20, 2017: Dialogue or debate

Category: Stuff, other
Posted by: David M Patt
Both are effective methods for getting your way.

Use whichever works best in any given situation.
 
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