Tag: writing

Woo-hoo! Op-ed in the Washington Post

Guess who got their op-ed about ethics printed in today’s Washington Post? Woo-hoo! You can read the column here or see the print image of the column here. A few people have asked how it came to be — the answer is, I idly…

Strangers at a bar

… “So there I was, working construction, doing site cleanup work where a new office tower was going up, okay? “And I came across this little bottle buried in the mud. Nothing special to look at. Little brown bottle with a cork in. Pretty…

From the vault: Mindsets and You

(I wrote this in the early 1990s when I was a humble student in the Master of Public Administration program at Virginia Tech. Be gentle. That was a lifetime ago.) Here we are now, some years after… Suppose you’re out at the grocery store…

Substitute Teaching

(I originally wrote this in 1997. I had it up on the old version of the furrs.org website before I took it down and replaced it with the current WordPress-based version. ) Ever been a substitute teacher? I┬áhave. It was the spring of 1989….

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