We’re Saved!

Sheldon and Rose had retired, and they were taking a well-deserved luxury vacation to Australia.  But on their way across the Pacific, their plane encountered mechanical difficulties and was forced to crash-land on a deserted tropical island.   They were blessed that they were able to land safely, but the pilot was unable to radio […]

“I regret nothing!”

I’ve written before about my “Marcel Proust madeleine moments,”  and I had another one yesterday…coming back from getting new air filters and I’m bored with all my usual Sirius/XM channels.  So I wander over to the Opera/Classical station, and they’re playing Maurice Durufle’s “Requiem.”  I sang it in University Chorale for Laven Sowell, and it […]

“I’ve been FRAMED, I tell ya!”

Welcome back…to Me! Wow…who knew that it’d been three months?  Three months of Me not subjecting you to my thoughts.  (You’re welcome) I’ve been busy at work (more on that in a later post) and doing a lot of pleasure reading.  It’s something that I’ve written about before — my rebirth towards TAKING TIME to […]

Dear AT&T…

To:     AT&T, Uverse Division Fr:     Gary Szabo, a loyal but disgruntled customer   Dear AT&T: I’m writing to recommend some changes to your next version of the Pace 5031NV DSL modem, aka “the 2WIRE Uverse modem.” I UNDERSTAND the importance of making a trouble-free device; one that’s so bulletproof and simple in its’ […]

“Have Fun Storming the Castle!”

Dear Teachers, Friends of Teachers, and Champions of Education: I don’t have to tell you that the road to getting the State of Oklahoma to single out your issue for funding is going to be hard.  But I almost pity the poor legislators, who drive low-mileage, late-model cars, who think they’ll be able to make […]

“Would You Rather…”

Gather round, kiddies — we’re going to talk about business ethics. Wait!  Don’t run away! When my wife worked at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, one of her coworkers used to ask interesting interview questions to get at the heart of the ethical dilemmas inherent in modern work.  For example:  “Would you work for a […]