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Too Many Chiefs Will Bog Things Down

28 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A popular phrase used to illustrated a wide variety of immutable truths is, “ Too many chiefs, and not enough Indians.” My father, a superb retail baker in the southern style, often said, especially when his business partner/wife tried to control his schedule, “Too many cooks in the kitchen is a a losing proposition.” Now, […] Read more»

Danger by the Bed

19 September, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Many parents will identify with this story: You are sound sleep, your back turned to the edge of the bed.  Suddenly you are awakened with a sense of dread that something really bad is standing beside you.  Something really scary.  There is that split second of fear when you roll over to confront the danger. […] Read more»

Wisdom and Knowledge

3 September, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
There is an old saying that knowledge is to know that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is to understand that it should never be included in a fruit salad. When a student graduates from medical school they are a Doctor.  Within five to 10 years of successful clinical practice, hopefully they become a physician, […] Read more»