Archive for October, 2010

It is Time to VOTE!

October 28, 2010

Early voting ends in San Antonio tomorrow.  I voted a couple of days ago.   I had an interesting conversation yesterday  with my mother about voting.  My mother has believed for a long time that if she votes she is more likely  to be up called for jury duty.  There is no evidence to prove that [...]

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Suggestions for the Bored/Board

October 26, 2010

There are a lot of suggestions about how to keep board members and board meetings fresh.  I read this article by Rick Moyers from the Chronicle of Philanthropy about “how to stop the board time warp.”  I think the suggestions he gives below are good enough to pass on. Create an annual work plan for the board. The [...]

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Boy Scouts and Discrimination

October 25, 2010

There was a headline last week in the Dallas Morning News   about a gay father who was told he could not lead his son’s Cub Scout pack.  No one should be surprised by this.  Boy Scouts of America has made it quite clear that they will continue to discriminate against homosexuals. I bring this to my [...]

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It Gets Better – What About NOW?

October 19, 2010

While I was in the airport last Friday, I saw this on the TV but could not hear it.  I made a mental note to make sure that I watched it upon my return.  After a number of hours spent watching TV, doing laundry, and catching up on my classes, I just watched this video.  [...]

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Return from the Sea

October 18, 2010

After spending a wonderful vacation in a tropical paradise, it is now time to get “plugged in” again.  First order of business is to go off topic and tell you about my trip.  See pictures below. We started off our trip with an overnight stay in Miami, South Beach.  Sorry to report that I was [...]

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