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Mr. Wooden
Basketball Coach John Wooden died last week. While Wooden was remembered for his spectacular coaching career at UCLA, what I remember most is his letter to me in 1999 for my book, What Do You Stand For? I had asked Wooden and others to respond to this questionnaire:  What do you stand for; what principles have you lived by?  Describe a ‘moment of...
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June 9, 2010
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Living Like Ed
Of course the biggest aspect to the whole BP crisis circles back to our dependence – not just on foreign oil – but oil… period. It’s the Jabba the Hut the media, in all their special reports on BP, doesn’t talk about. Anyone remember the oil crisis in the 70s?  Of course not.  That was 40 years ago. What began as anger from all...
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June 7, 2010
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What They Did Right
Perfection doesn’t happen every day, but last Wednesday, June 2nd, we saw a splendid example. Detroit’s Tiger Stadium, bottom of the ninth, two outs, and Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was facing Cleveland Indians’ Jason Donald. He was also facing one of the most elusive of baseball’s achievements – A Perfect Game: 27 batters up, 27 down, no hits, no walks;...
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June 5, 2010
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What BP Did Wrong
“I don’t know how else to say it. All the things that they told us could never happen happened.” That’s what Mike Williams, the chief electronics technician on-board British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon told reporter Scott Pelley last month on 60 Minutes. “The tension in every drilling operation,” Pelley reports “is between doing things safely and doing them fast; time is money…” “We were informed...
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June 4, 2010
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Ask Phil
(No, not that Phil.) Ever find yourself walking the streets of life when suddenly, you’re confronted with a philosophical conundrum where you just need to know an answer right away? Well, there’s an app for that. AskPhilosophers.org, offers a noble collective of philosophers available to answer your questions via the internet or a free app for mobile devices.  Example: Q: “Is...
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June 2, 2010

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“I. Do. Not. Like. Bullies.”
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Debate: How We’re Doing It Wrong
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Think It Can’t Happen Here?
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