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  • 'Fixing Hillsboro' through infrastructure

    Hillsboro needs highway access in order to attract substantial manufacturers. City and county administrators have been asleep for decades when it comes to fixing this problem.
  • Thank you, Bernie!
    When it comes to telling us what the Democrat Party’s real end game is, Sanders is Paul Revere. You blew the schedule, Bernie, but we are indebted to you for your honesty and acts of exposure of the real intent. Thank you!
  • Surviving cancer, Part 3
    Getting the right medical team is important, no matter where they are. Go to the best team you can find – you don’t have a cold. The American Cancer Society can help with travel.
  • Surviving cancer, Part 2
    It was time to go see Dr. Winton again. He took a look at me, ran some blood work and said he wanted me to get a PET Scan. One was scheduled about five days out while we were there in his office (since I have started down this journey, they have built the Winship Cancer Center on campus and all exams are there). Dr. Winton, obviously a doctor with some clout, started calling around and found he could get me in the Emory Midtown Hospital to a PET Scan machine that afternoon. So, Laura and I headed to midtown. I had the scan and they told me to not leave, wait for a few minutes.
  • Surviving cancer, Part 1
    On Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, 20 years ago, I received a call about 4 p.m. from a person whose name I do not remember, on staff at Emory University Hospital here in Atlanta, Ga. He told me the results of the biopsy on the lump on my neck had come back and I had cancer, Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • The art of selling is a different world in government
    What genuinely puzzles me is people are willing to give up the power of purchasing for some sort of perceived security blanket from government provided services. I don’t want to do that. I want to buy as many of the goods and services as I possibly can in a free choice environment.
  • Is anyone paying any attention to this?
    In the old days, at least the muckrakers did not personally aspire to the highest office in the land. They may have done everything they could to elect their favorites, but they did not short-circuit the process as Bloomberg has.
  • A little marketing advice for the Democrats
    I understand Democrats want to win the presidential race in November, take control of the Senate and keep control of the House. However, I think you need a little help in the marketing department. The perceptions you currently generate are not helping you.
  • Seeking answers, reacting to symptoms
    I have come to the realization that most “solutions” provided by governments around the world – at any level – are flawed. Laws are often times a reaction to symptoms of deeper problems.
  • Snowflakes and ice cubes
    Snowflakes, if you have decided to go to work for someone, embrace the chaos with which you are presented upon arrival. This just may be your golden opportunity to show the world that you can shine. If you want to be treated as something special, earn it. Even if your job is cleaning out the barn, figuratively or literally, be the best barn cleaner who ever lived.
  • Getting serious in 2020
    Communications is great, whether it is spreading the news for the sake of the news or items delivered to us commercially in the form of advertising. There is a lot to be gained knowing what is available to us.
  • NOAA reports magnetic north is moving
    NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has recently reported that “magnetic north” is shifting by unprecedented distances and has moved past the Greenwich Mean Line.
  • Cellulose, Switzerland and West Virginia
    Despite paper never being far from my thoughts, Laura and I are vacationing in Switzerland as I write this. We have not been here before. The terrain reminds me of Ohio’s neighbor, West Virginia.
  • Is the climate change crowd getting desperate?
    The real problem is the scientific and the political leadership worlds have blown their credibility. Many of us will not believe their line. They have lied or exaggerated to us too many times in the past.
  • Societal failures
    Over the past 75 years or so, the government(s) (local, state and federal) have turned us into helpless zombies. Particularly at the federal level, government encroachment has caused us to adopt the attitude that government is supposed to fix it – whatever "it" is.
  • The idiot delusion of exceptional now
    In nearly seven decades, this is what I have observed for certain: What is considered creative and what is considered fashionable only lasts for a season.
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