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WHO’S ON FIRST or IS THAT HWU?

Who’s On First or Is That Hwu? By Leonard Zwelling        In what might be the most famous two-man comedy routine of all time, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello describe a baseball team with a very strange line-up starting with the first baseman-Who. Thus it all starts when Costello asks  “Who’s on first?” and Abbott ...

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LEARNING FROM BOB’S FOCUS

Learning From Bob’s Focus By Leonard Zwelling        A story.        One of my medical school friends (let’s call him Bob) has done very well. After a distinguished laboratory career while continuing to practice clinical cardiology, he ascended to the position of Chief of Medicine at an academic center you would recognize by name. In ...

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KIEV ON THE BAYOU

Kiev on the Bayou By Leonard Zwelling          I follow national politics closely and am considered reasonably knowledgeable on health policy. Foreign policy? Not so much.          My limited understanding of the recent events in Kiev, Ukraine are that an elected government pillaged the wealth of the nation. In turn, the populace wanted to become ...

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THE PERIL OF FORGETTING STEP TWO

The Peril of Forgetting Step Two By Leonard Zwelling        I have written previously about the day-long communications seminar I attended with John and Anne Mendelsohn many years ago. There were many critical lessons presented and some were actually learned that Saturday. The most critical of these occurred during the discussion of internal communication. It ...

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THE VANISHING CENTER

The Vanishing Center By Leonard Zwelling          This is not a blog about basketball—college or professional.          I have returned again and again to the striking similarities between the challenges I face at Legacy and the ones I used to face at Anderson and with which those who have succeeded me in the Anderson administration ...

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THOSE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Those Unintended Consequences By Leonard Zwelling        Another week and another set of problems are unearthed related to our favorite law, the Affordable Care Act.        In a hearing before Congress, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf agreed with both the Republican and Democratic positions that bashed and extolled the virtues of the ACA ...

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SPECIAL BLOG-GAS THE QUAD

Gas the Quad-February 13, 1969 By Leonard Zwelling        Forty-five years ago today I walked up the hill from the Biological Sciences Building past the Duke Chapel onto main quad to see a large assembly of my fellow students milling about in front of the Allen Building. While not as frozen as it is today ...

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COLLABORATION IN ART AND SCIENCE

Collaboration: An Essential Part of Art AND Science (The Sting/Paul Simon Concert of February 8) By Leonard Zwelling        Go on chron.com and read the review of the concert at the Toyota Center that I attended on February 8. For the first time ever, Sting and Paul Simon presented a joint concert and we in ...

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FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE?

The Other Armstrong With Foot in Mouth Disease—Maybe By Leonard Zwelling        One of the lead stories today, Monday, February 10 now that both Beatlemania, gay footballers, and the Super Bowl have passed to make way in the public’s collective ADHD, is the report of the CEO of AOL and his retreat from changing the ...

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EXTRA: 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

50 Years Ago Today-2/9/2014 By Leonard Zwelling      Perhaps the most fortunate piece of luck that has ever befallen me was to be born at the right time for music.      Most baby boomers first became aware of popular music at the tail end of the 1950’s when Elvis’ upper torso only shimmied into the ...

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