wholderman's picture
Monday, August 18, 2008 - 4:22pm

Folks were asking me this morning what I did over the weekend...well, I purged! I got in one of those moods where I wanted to clean the place up, and watch out, when I put my mind to it, if you're sitting in the wrong place, I may load you up for Goodwill...

jtaylor's picture
Monday, August 18, 2008 - 9:33am

The California budget that wasn't born on July 1, or Aug. 1, may also be overdue -- absent serious hard labor -- come Sept. 1. (BTW, a quick check shows that, since 1992, the latest date a state budget was enacted was Sept. 5, 2002.)

Consider the possible scenarios playing out:

  • Democrats leaning heavily on tax hikes to offset a $15 billion deficit (what kind, who pays -- at issue). Republicans bent on a spending cap (how much, whose ox will be gored in the foreseeable future -- at issue).

wholderman's picture
Friday, August 15, 2008 - 10:18am

I read a story about a woman who was sued by her neighbor because the "flushing of her toilet, running up and down the stairs, banging doors shut, and other household noises including ironing (what?!?)" were such a nuisance that eviction was being threatened. Talk about thin walls...the apartment resident did confess to double-flushing after each toilet use! And the sound of ironing clothes?-whoa!, she must have used too much starch! Yikes!

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 1:14pm

I spent 45 minutes in the  Minute Clinic in the University Village, Seattle. And my very achy chest seems pointed in the right direction. Handy, not the University of Washington ED, hospital-based medicine. But the walkaway is:

  • I got seen immediately, was assessed in a way that was handy; thorough; and by a nurse practictioner who said she'd previously been a traveler nurse in Madera.

  • Yes, I did suggest she consider working for Community Medical Centers.

wholderman's picture
Monday, August 11, 2008 - 4:00pm

I was talking to a staff member last week and we discussed my heartfelt philosophy about the significance and importance of every employee and that even though each role may have varying accountabilities, no matter what your "title" is, each one is very special and has something valuable to contribute to the organization.