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The Elmer Fudd syndrome

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

Our institutions serve as a haven for managers and stewards who are neither particularly competent nor scrupulous.

November 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

The Elmer Fudd syndrome

Today and in the future, long managerial stewardships will have to decrease if we are to remain the “land of the free and the home of the brave” or just another failed progressive experiment.

May 11, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

My first golf club

My first golf club

The beginning of my love affair with golf.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

I was born in 1942

I was born in 1942

We stood up for what was right.

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key Dental changes dentists

Longboat Key Dental changes dentists

Longboat Key Dental’s dentist, Dr. Larry Kassouf will be retiring from his full-time practice and has accepted a faculty position at the Lecom School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton. The practice, located in the Mediterranean Plaza, has been purchased by Dr. Michael O’Neil but Kassouf will remain with the practice as an associate.

April 8, 2013 | Posted in Business, In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Firsts

Firsts

Discovery and exploration of “life’s firsts” are a wondrous part of life. Whether you are 5-years-old or 105-years-old, new discoveries are the best fun of living. The next first is only moments away and recognizing them will forever keep us young and enthusiastic.

December 2, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

‘Antigonish’

‘Antigonish’

This is the first verse of a poem inspired by reports of a ghost roaming the stairs of a haunted house in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. The opening lines of the poem are “Yesterday up on the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there.” This line has always fascinated writers who use the image of “the man who wasn’t there” to represent all the unwanted acts of harassment that seemingly devour our lives on a daily basis.

November 26, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Closed systems

Closed systems

Closed systems such as unions, professional associations, tenured educational systems, military services, health care delivery services, government agencies, large corporations, print media, television, civil service administrations and country clubs lose the intention of their original mandates over time

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

‘The Old Man and the Sea’

‘The Old Man and the Sea’

Last week I was reading “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway. I had read it before. It is a magnificent layered tale. At one level, it is the story of a man and a fish, but it is also the story of a man battling nature. It celebrates the culture of manhood and courage. These are virtues that have been largely lost in our modern culture of groups, organizations and the media. “The Old Man and the Sea” speaks to what life was like when individuals were the central actors on the human stage

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Monitor the czars wherever they may lurk

Monitor the czars wherever they may lurk

I was living and practicing in Marathon, Florida in 1998. Hurricane George hit Marathon causing extensive damage that September. The country club where I played golf received a considerable amount of damage as well

October 3, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »