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EXTRA: Tony Gwynn: A Great American

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/sports/baseball/tony-gwynn-8-time-national-league-batting-champion-is-dead-at-54.html?hp&_r=0 The proof that loyalty, persistence, study and hard work are truly the keys to life and hitting.

4 mins

WILL A RECALL SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT?

Saving the Global External Environment With The Individual’s Internal Environment: Resigning, Recalling and Car Culture By Leonard Zwelling      My recent blog about Eric Cantor’s loss last Tuesday being due to his losing touch with his constituents suggested that being one with the political environment, in this case those people a politician represents, might have ...

5 mins

FIRST, YOU LOSE TOUCH. THEN, YOU JUST LOSE

First You Lose Touch, Then You Just Lose By Leonard Zwelling       Poor Eric Cantor.  All queued up to be the first Jewish Speaker of the US House of Representatives, yet this Wednesday morning he found himself a lame duck. Quack! Now he will step down from his House leadership position, watch the food fight ...

3 mins

MURAL DYSLEXIA

Mural Dyslexia By Leonard Zwelling        Handwriting on the wall; how hard could that be to read? Whether it is graffiti or an advertisement, a flyer or a concert announcement, the words on a wall should be readily understood. Most words on a wall are important. They name something like a building, business or they ...

5 mins

A STANDING O on FATHERS’ DAY?

Fathers, LeBron Gets the Standing O, Not You By Leonard Zwelling       Is this another downstream, unintended consequence of all of those soccer trophies given to every player whether his team won or not? Or is this just self-esteem run amok?       What I am talking about is a new phenomenon I had not noticed ...

3 mins

EXTRA: TODAY’S CHRONICLE (JUNE 7)

Extra: A Brief Comment About Today’s Chronicle Article http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/health/article/M-D-Anderson-faces-possible-academic-censure-5535151.php By Leonard Zwelling        While the piece by Ackerman and Berger (link above) is quite good and very accurate as far as I can tell, it misses the real story, just as I initially did.        The story is not about MD Anderson’s term-tenure system which ...

7 mins

Be Afraid+D-Day and My Dad

Now, I’m Afraid! Plus D-Day and My Dad By Leonard Zwelling Luke Skywalker: I Am Not Afraid Yoda: You Will Be. You Will Be. –From The Empire Strikes Back       Yoda was right. I am afraid.       There are not a lot of constants in my life beyond my relationships with my friends and family ...

5 mins

MY APOLOGIES, DR. BOYD

My Apologies, Dr. Boyd By Leonard Zwelling        In a recent blog (Why the Cancer Letter:DePinho Flap Is Silly-June 1), I outlined why I thought the most recent Cancer Letter and the events upon which it reported were not really very potent arguments against the actions of Dr. DePinho to not renew the tenure of ...

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EXTRA: WAIT FOR IT

Wait For It By Leonard Zwelling       This post by Jake Tapper on CNN’s web site on Monday June 2 creates a whole lot of ambiguity about the latest “hero” of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The recently freed Bowe Bergdahl may or may not really deserve the laudatory attention he has received after ...

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