Alan's People Tools Blog

A Daughter

At first so small
you must protect her,
she crawls and learns
to charm her daddy
drives to Senior Prom,
all curves and giggles,
flies to college, marriage,
and care when you are old.

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The Trunk, and the Closet, Each Ate My Keys

  I like to be efficient.  Mistakes are wasteful, so I have developed a number…

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The Pope

is infallible,
ministering

to the feet
of the poor,

later
resting,

in a simple
bed.

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I’d Rather Be Right Than President

So said Henry Clay, Sr. (1777-1852), a lawyer, politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829.

The question in my mind is not whether I would rather be right than President, because who in their right mind would want to be President? (With due respect to Barack, George W., Bill, George H., etc.)

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The Best

things
in life
are free
or cheap
unless
you consider
your time
or heart.

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Laura and Itzhak

It’s been quite a weekend. Yesterday at 2:00 PM I attended a performance of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Booth Theater in New York City. Today at 2:00 PM I arrived, front row center, to experience a concert by Itzhak Perlman at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Yesterday the painfully shy Laura made her unobtrusive yet shocking entrance through the sofa at the back of The Glass Menagerie set. Today the gregarious Itzhak moved on stage from the right wing, performing a double take to be sure the concert master was handing him the proper violin – Stradivari or Guarneri. He plays both.

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