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Confidence is to arrogance what self-respect is to self-esteem. The former is the result of achievement; the latter is hollow chest beating. The former inspires; the latter repels. Confidence breeds success while arrogance is a symptom of impending failure. Arrogant … Continue reading

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ICU Seeking Creativity

I see you.  I see you seeking creativity.  I see you sitting glumly with your elbow on the table and your chin resting in the palm of your hand.  I see you staring wildly around the room hoping to spot … Continue reading

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Bones in Israel

The 100 million Moslems surrounding Israel often escalate their oft-stated desire to destroy six million Jews into action.  They dispatch murderers into Jewish neighborhoods, they launch sudden street attacks, and they shoot thousands of missiles into Israel’s population centers.  However, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Together

In the 1961 movie The Parent Trap as well as in its 1998 remake, two young girls at a summer camp loathe one another until they discover that they are really twins.  They then collaborate in a plot to bring … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad-Not

The Second Continental Congress, acting as the national government of what was soon to become these United States, met in Baltimore from December 1776 until February 1777.  During this time, Baltimore was the largest seaport through which most of the … Continue reading

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