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When the Frozen Turkeys Were in the Grocery Stores Not Waiting Outside Target

When the Frozen Turkeys Were in the Grocery Stores Not Waiting Outside Target By Leonard Zwelling          I really do understand the American desire to get a great deal. I also really understand how those less fortunate than myself would want to take advantage of a brief period of lower prices on essentials like food ...

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“Ideals Are Peaceful. History Is Violent.”

“Ideals Are Peaceful. History Is Violent.” The Benefit of Quiet Leadership in a Noisy Fury When The Ideal of Fighting Cancer Becomes Making It History (For Raph Pollock) By Leonard Zwelling          Leadership in war movies is usually about physical courage. A high-ranking military officer may make a controversial decision that leads to victory or ...

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MY FATHER

My Father By Leonard Zwelling          In preparing the book I am trying to publish (and it is looking very good, but still a lot to be done), I needed to find a picture of my father. The book is dedicated to him, a pretty standard product of the Depression in the Midwest–Zanesville, Ohio to ...

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The Need To Be Believed-What the Cosby Accusers Really Want

The Need To Be Believed-What the Cosby Accusers Really Want By Leonard Zwelling          I’ve been a fan of Bill Cosby’s since I, Spy and Noah. I actually saw him live in Las Vegas at about the same time (1982) that one of his recent accusers had him drugging and raping her. I cannot successfully ...

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TRUST

Trust By Leonard Zwelling          That word is everything, isn’t it?          Marriages are built on it.  Soldiers in combat depend on it. Football and basketball teams live on it so much that it is one of the five fingers of Coach K’s fist-communication, TRUST, collective responsibility, caring and pride. Duke basketball teams are built ...

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The Lost Narrative of MD Anderson: What Ever Happened to “We”?

The Lost Narrative of MD Anderson: What Ever Happened to “We”? By Leonard Zwelling          There were many things about MD Anderson that startled us when we got here. Houston was an open, friendly place that was the antithesis of the cold, impersonal Washington, DC we had just left.          At MD Anderson, people went ...

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Failure, Innovation and Truth

Failure, Innovation and Truth By Leonard Zwelling          Now there are three words that are not often in the same sentence.          The front cover of the NY Times Magazine on Sunday, November 16, is called “In Praise of Failure” and trumpets the Innovations issue containing a host of articles about inventiveness and the critical ...

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Extra: A Few Films For You

Extra: A Few Films For You By Leonard Zwelling          It was way too cold and rainy to play golf. Thus, the movies!  Here are three we saw this weekend worthy of a look. Interstellar-This movie is big. No, really big. We saw it on IMAX and that wasn’t big enough. But it is not ...

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Yale, Moral Relativism and the Highly Variable Cost of Bad Behavior in Academic Medicine

Yale, Moral Relativism and the Highly Variable Cost of Bad Behavior in Academic Medicine By Leonard Zwelling Have you been following this story in academia?          http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/us/yale-medical-school-sexual-harassment.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A5%22%7D          The NY Times has been on this one for a while, but I have not seen it elsewhere.          To make a long story short, the married ...

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