A Good Neighbor

I was in a cab, on the way to the Jordanian city of Aqaba, and was talking with the garrulous driver when he asked me where I was from. I sat there for a second and thought about the truth. What was the truth? I could have told him that I was from the U.S. … Read more

Expending Ten Times the Effort

Straight out of college, my first job was in high-tech sales. The sales team that I worked with was great, while I was merely average. And like all great sales teams, they worked very hard to get their ‘merely average’ member to become great. They did that by dragging me through every sales course they … Read more

Just Like They Did in 9/11

Talking about barbarians yesterday has gotten me thinking about barbarism. That got me thinking about 9/11, which got me thinking about airline hijackings (skyjacking), which got me thinking about the PLO. Capice? Now, it’s true that the PLO didn’t invent the idea of skyjacking. People have been hijacking vehicles since the invention of the horse. … Read more