In the Public Eye

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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:11am

A cab ride. I never open the door and then take the “lie perfectly still, be perfectly quiet” mandate similar to undergoing an MRI. I talk, try to engage – once I determine whether the driver can multi-task. For instance, several recent cab rides in DC.


In the Public Eye

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 2:15pm

Although DC insiders skewer each other all the time, it still can be fun to listen when someone who’s carried himself with the gravity of a deadly serious job – being Secretary of Defense – plunges into retirement, sells his memoir and lets loose with the snarkiness that he was forced to stifle during his lengthy government service. I’m referring to Robert Gates whose service included heading the Central Intelligence Agency and serving on the National Security Council.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 9:05am
Stepping behind the podium, it sure helps when an all-star quarterback can also throw some dazzling word spirals.
 
“Pressure is what you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing,” said Peyton Manning, taking care to distinguish it from nervousness and anxiety – sensations he admits to experiencing.
 

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:06pm

If you read way too much, like I do, you find both nuggets of wisdom and pure nuttiness in the day’s news. Here are some gleanings from the three daily newspapers I get delivered in print each day, five paid online news subscriptions and free scratchings from the Web.


Friday, June 6, 2014 - 11:50am

When you help so many so often, it’s hard to keep a chronicle – in your head, let alone on paper. That’s part of the untold story of nonprofit Community Medical Centers. It’s always time for every one of our 7,000+ employees and 1,000+ physicians to tell and retell their stories. And a new tool to help them recently made its debut.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9:04am

The Central San Joaquin Valley is where researchers come to paint often worst-case health scenarios for the rest of the nation. But when it comes to triggering remedies, along with the necessary political, fiscal and educational muscle, there are few who’ll take leadership. A flood of recent surveys and studies has reminded Valley residents  that the air they breathe, the water they consume and the neighborhoods they call home are among the most befouled in the state and nation.