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THE DEVIL’S GREATEST TRICK

The Devil’s Greatest Trick: A Sermon of Sorts for Sunday (It Was Sunday Where I Posted It) By Leonard Zwelling      “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled is convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.”      This is a quote from 1995’s The Usual Suspects, but actually has its origins in 1864 in The ...

3 mins

EXTRA SPECIAL BULLETIN: DAVE

Dave By Leonard Zwelling      Readers of the blog and those who have heard me speak know that there is no one higher on my list of people I admire than David Letterman.      Sure, I love the show, but I love the man even more.       Why?      First, as I have said many ...

5 mins

SOLVING THE WRONG PROBLEM

Solving The Wrong Problem By Leonard Zwelling        My father only taught me two rules when it came to math. (He was an engineer and a first lieutenant in the US Army during WWII. Rules were important in our house.) 1.   Never divide by zero 2.   Before solving any problem, identify the real problem The ...

5 mins

WHY THE PROM MATTERED

Why the Prom Mattered By Leonard Zwelling       Forgive an old man.       When I came to MD Anderson almost 30 years ago, there was a very special tradition that many of you have heard about but only a vanishing few have experienced.       Every year in the spring, the faculty gathered, usually at a ...

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