Ghosts And Scars

The ghosts of his past pursued him down through the decades of his life. In truth, they were always just behind him, pursuing him, from before the great adventure, which for a time only served to obscure their presence.

Last updated on September 19th, 2022 at 01:08 am

Dedicated to “Chris.”

The good news is that the pain will come to an end.

The Test

February 28, 2014, came and went without fanfare nor incident.

There’s nothing special about that date…except that it marks the 41st anniversary of the passing of a farm boy from Cottam, Ontario.

He was not special nor exceptional; just another man struggling occasionally to make his way through life, rarely thinking of the end; just getting today done; whatever it took; as dictated by his heritage.  And occasionally, a struggle it was, being orphaned before his teens, living with the extended family or in the orphanage, later on working the farms in lower Ontario.  Then, came the great adventure, wherein he and his peers lined up before dawn at the local army recruiting station the day after the Wehrmacht invaded Poland.

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“It’s the relationship that counts.” NOT!

Politics always adds cost to any performance solution.

Last updated on January 26th, 2022 at 05:14 am

“Performance” and “politics” don’t mix.

But like Yin and yang, they coexist.

They are the oil and water within every organization’s culture.  That is, every organization is a mix of performance and politics within every function, and within every element of the organization.  Every member of the organization will experience some combination of performance and politics within their organization and while doing their job.

Like Yin and Yang, they are in constant flux, always fighting for dominance; but achieving only temporal equilibrium.

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