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The Power of “I don’t know”

The Power of “I don’t know”

My team and I recently had the privilege of attending a course on “Lean” management in healthcare. In a nutshell, Lean is the idea of making work processes visible and understandable, digging deep to find the root causes of problems, making incremental changes to the processes, and then evaluating the effect on the results. Note

I’m getting too old for this— or am I?

I’m getting too old for this— or am I?

Confession: I am a homebody. Sometimes I feel like I could live the life of Emily Dickinson, the poet who lived in seclusion and later in life, rarely left her room. I am not that extreme, but I do love a good “home day”. Tending my garden, creating projects for myself (latest is redoing my

Five things I learned at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Five things I learned at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

1. With age, comes motion sickness. I grew up in Hershey Pennsylvania. Aka “Chocolate Town” and home of Hershey Park. I had a “park pass” as a kid and could ride every ride with the best of them. Never any hint of motion sickness. First experienced at Disney’s Mission: SPACE (aka Mission: NAUSEA) 2 years ago,

Dreams, Stevie Nicks and me.

Dreams, Stevie Nicks and me.

Now here you go again, you say You want your freedom Well who am I to keep you down It’s only right that you should Play the way you feel it But listen carefully to the sound… –Dreams, written by Stevie Nicks

New School, Old School

New School, Old School

Our eldest daughter Tasia starts school at the University of Michigan in about 2 weeks. This summer has been a blur of getting ready. And by getting ready, I mean materially, but more so emotionally. It has been like a mini-roller coaster ride as we experience each related milestone. Orientation:

Dr. Kales Goes to Green Acres

Dr. Kales Goes to Green Acres

Do you remember the show Green Acres? It was in reruns when I was a kid. The premise was that a New York lawyer (Eddie Albert) drags his protesting socialite wife (Eva Gavor) to a rural farm outside of the  town of “Hooterville”. Hilarity ensues.

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