Posts by jpowers


by on Jan 20, 2012 | 1 comment

Another piece of my book, ODDITUDE, which was published a while ago by HCI Press. Hope you enjoy it – please - very interested to hear your comments.  My direct email is ANOTHER ODD FELLOW THEODORE DERBY There’s a toy box in a corner of my office that reminds me of Theodore Derby. Sometimes, when my daughter was small, she would come up to my office, take a toy out and play with it for a while. When she got bored, she would take out another toy and play with that one for a while until she got bored with it, too. Eventually, she would get tired of the whole...

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by on Jan 16, 2012 | 2 comments

A few years ago, I wrote a book, ODDITUDE (Finding the Passion for Who You Are and What You Do), which was published by HCI.  The premise of the book is that we are all born “odd” but, as we grow older, the forces of society turn us into ”even.”  We dull what makes us special.    Another premise of ODDITUDE is that everyone around each of us is leading a life that is teaching us something if only we have an open mind and are willing to learn.  ODDITUDE is a short book with short pieces. The vast majority of people who have read ODDITUDE have really enjoyed...

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Other peoples’ opinions

by on Dec 19, 2011 | 1 comment

It’s “The majority rules” and not “The majority’s right.”  At one time, most people thought the world was flat.  That did not make it so.  There were ten people atop a very tall building.  These ten people voted unamiously that gravity did not exist.  On their way off the top of the building, one person slipped and fell…off the top of the building.  Around the fourth floor, he changed his vote.  Yes, “Perception is reality.”  Somtimes.  In sports, all the time, you hear about one team “upsetting” another.  What was...

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by on Nov 10, 2011 | 0 comments

Next week, I go to Palm Springs, California to talk to the California Association of Health Facilities.  While out there, I plan on visting two of my close friends, Norman Mark and Ginny Weissman.  I live in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, which is about ninety minutes northwest of downtown Chicago.  Lake Geneva is a resort town but, in Novemeber, the rough weather begins.  I am looking forward to going to Palm Springs.

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by on Nov 3, 2011 | 3 comments

I am considering one of two titles for my newest book, SHELF LIFE and WHEN I’M NINETY, I’M GONNA KILL SOMEBODY.  Preference?

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