Archive for June 2017

Was Your First Job a Perfect Fit? Is it Ever?

The candidate seemed like a good fit for the position we were advertising. She was a new graduate, had the requisite college degree, and impressed the Human Resources phone screener. She was punctual for her interview, had obviously researched our company online, gave appropriate answers to our questions, and asked the right ones of her own.... Read more »

Will Digital Microscopes Replace the Real Thing?

Ask a gaggle of anatomic pathologists what their most important tool is, and they will almost certainly tell you it is their microscope. Ask them who their most intimate friend is and they may tell you the same thing. We know every metallic curve and protuberance, every knob and dial. Line up five microscopes in... Read more »

Tears for the Father of the Bride

  We gave Alex our blessing, and I didn’t cry. We toasted Laury and Alex’s engagement, and I didn’t cry. We chose the hotel and the band, the florist and the photographer, and I didn’t cry. We saw Laury model her gown, and I didn’t cry. We sent invitations to friends and family everywhere, and... Read more »

The Most Humiliating Event in my Semi-Public Life. It is Not This Blog.

There is always a moment or two of panic. With every new blog, there is the worry that no one will read or respond to it. That fear leads to moments of hesitation before I hit the “Publish” button, and another when I send word of the new post to my mailing list (you can... Read more »

President Trump's Birthday--What Would be Enough?

President Trump, today is your birthday. At Passover Seder, a celebration of freedom from tyranny, it is customary to sing “Dayenu”. The word means  “it would have been enough,” and recognizes all that God had done to free the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt over 3000 years ago. With that in mind, what “would... Read more »

What Would The New York Times Say About YOUR Wedding?

With Laury and Alex’s wedding less than a week away, it is no surprise that I have matrimony on my mind. Maybe that is why I was stopped cold by a headline in Saturday’s digital New York Times. I read The Times for its political commentary, but I was intrigued by the headline “Irresistible but... Read more »

Ninety Years of Music-Neil Diamond and U2 Play Chicago

Barb and I completed our bookend concerts Saturday, on a very temperate moonlit night at Soldier Field. The Lumineers “Hey-Ho-ed” the opening, and an hour later U2 rocked the crowd with their Joshua Tree anniversary tour.  A nice evening out, marred only by total human gridlock leaving the stadium after the show. I suppose the... Read more »