Category Archives: Global issues

WFH Diary – Well, there’s something you don’t see every day

NYC has issued guidelines for “Safer Sex and COVID-19“. One of the recommendations is to “Pick larger, more open, and well-ventilated spaces.” So, outdoors, basically. The old standby of yelling “Hey you two, get a room!” is another casualty of … Continue reading

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WFH Diary – Reopen guidelines

I suppose if the pandemic has a silver lining it might be getting to know a lot more about my neighbors, community, and city. For example, the City of Charlotte’s guidelines for reopening are industry-specific and they include advice tailored … Continue reading

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WFH Diary – Changing times

For a moment, consider the coronavirus as a type of singularity. Leading up to it, conditions on the far side of the event horizon are so different as to be unimaginable. Once we emerge on the other side of this … Continue reading

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WFH Diary – Stimulus and response

Wednesday April 15, 2020 will be remembered by people working in Information Technology for the degradation across the board of the online banking systems of virtually every US bank. Starting around 8am EDT, pretty much everyone on the Eastern seaboard … Continue reading

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WFH Diary – A Day In The Life

Adjusting to the lockdown has been difficult and I thought that maybe keeping a detailed diary of one day might give me perspective. 8:45am – Wake up on the couch. Fell asleep watching a late-night horror show. Or maybe it … Continue reading

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WFH Diary – Video conferencing

The first thing I do when I get a new laptop is to block the video camera, and the latest work computer was no exception. Now that everyone in the office is working remotely, we were directed to use video … Continue reading

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WFH Diary – Gratitude

In the midst of all the bad news it is important to find things to be grateful for. This is for our own benefit as much as it is for the people we take the time to thank. Gratitude nourishes … Continue reading

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Big thanks for March For Our Lives

This is to thank the students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas and from around the world who protested today. It turns out you were marching for my life today, too. As a school kid I had epilepsy which was diagnosed, and … Continue reading

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Leading by example vs. herding from behind

To me leadership isn’t forcing people to behave the way you want, but making a good enough case to persuade, and leading by example. Our legislature in NC doesn’t feel the same way. To them leadership means forcing people to … Continue reading

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Qualifications for the office of President

There’s an old maxim that journalists are supposed to report the news not become the news.  This was easier when the reporter was just a byline on their stories.  With radio and then television came the need to like certain … Continue reading

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