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This entry is being posted on behalf of Bruce La Rochelle. On February 15, 2018, Bruce passed away as a result pancreatic cancer. One of his last wishes was to emphasize the fact that his cancer was brought on as … Continue reading

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Stable Light

She said “I hope you do as well as you can, for as long as you can.” Reminded me of an Odetta signature sentiment: Go well Stay well

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Had a friend who referred to me as “lemon” in high school, around the time of this song: Lemons never do forget Stop the bells that ring so loud

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Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: Before my stepfather Ed died, we didn’t talk about it. He graciously pretended for me he wasn’t about to die, even though he was telling all our friends, I heard later, that he was. … Continue reading

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When you know it’s over When did it begin

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On the bus. Group of six boys, probably around 14 years old, jostling for position in the seats across. Lots of laughter and great friendship. Non-stop. Cellphone focus as ancillary. More the joy of participating in the moment. Decades older, … Continue reading

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Focus Diffusion

In leadership generally, people seem to expect to focus on one leader. If that leader does not meet expectations, there is no fallback position, other than leadership replacement. Since few people can be all things to all people, it would … Continue reading

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Music Explosion: Little Bit O’ Soul

Something about those three chords: Original: Original sync: Major covers: Where the “original original” gets second billing: The Music Explosion regarded as pivotal to garage rock. Memories:

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If one knew the exit was sooner, how might one’s behaviour change? Sometimes a burst, sometimes nothing at all. Denial Retrenchment Re-engagement Self-generated last rites

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Old Guard Suspension

McMaster suspensions, without pay, fall of 2013. Five senior faculty at the business school. Summary of report that led to suspensions is here. The toxicity

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