Category Archives: Commentary

Things Are Not Alway As They Seem

There was this guy named Bartholomew Masterson. He was born on a farm in Quebec, Canada. He was also known as William Barclay. He was a respected journalist and a leading authority on boxing. At one time in his life he was a deputy US Marshall for the southern district of New York, appointed by Teddy Roosevelt. In other times he had other careers. He was a buffalo hunter, an army scout, a saloon owner, and a professional gambler. Bartholomew or William Barclay went by…

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Tristadecaphobia

Some thoughts tonight on fear of the number thirteen and the great seal of the United States. We just passed a Friday the 13th and we just passed an anniversary of sorts. On June 20th, 1782 congress officially proclaimed and sanctioned the great seal. There are some esoteric surprises about this symbol and the number 13 is purposely prominent. Take out a dollar bill. Look at the back side. In the two circles you will find both the front and reverse side of the great…

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Leadership

Some thoughts on leadership. With the third Presidential election in the new millennium only a few months away perhaps it is time to assess whether our leaders and would be leaders in politics and even the leader in ourselves, measure to its simple definition. Leadership is the ability to enthuse, to create, to accomplish goals for the good of the country, the organization, or the business. Inspired leadership is accomplishments for the greater good. Political leaders like to think they are inspired, but too often,…

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Peeping Tom

Some thoughts today on Voyeurism. There are many things we don’t understand, and then there are some things that belie common sense and common decency. Why, for instance, do we seem to have an endless need to be voyeurs into other people lives, and sometimes even after they are dead. All too often the tabloids get a hold of a sordid story and publish the alleged assignations and private life of some celebrity. Love affairs, romantic trysts, who loved whom. Who cares. Voyeur is a…

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