Monthly Archives: November 2012

Passive Aggression 2

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an … Continue reading

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Passive Aggression

Can’t we all just get along? I was just reading: How to Stop Passive Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace, and came across a familiar phrase: “Can’t We All Get Along?” And an interesting pair of logos (see insets). It seems … Continue reading

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Re-reading Sun Tzu

Many of us in the business world are familiar with Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. As a result, many of us have used deception for the sake of business gain, and have had mixed results. Sometimes, we burn bridges, … Continue reading

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Joel Dorman Steele 1836–1886

From– Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Family History of Central New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Volume III , 1912, p. 1499-1503. (IX) [Joel Dorman Steele … Continue reading

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John Steel 1610?-1665

From– Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Family History of Central New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Volume III , 1912, p. 1499-1503. (I) [John Steel … Continue reading

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David Livingstone 1813-1873

David Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a location close to many Steeles. A close friend and travel companion was Sir Thomas Steele, who rose to the rank of Full General and Colonel in the Coldstream Guards, in his … Continue reading

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Battle of Bothwell Bridge

At least four Steel’s were involved at this battle (David, John, Robert, and William), just 2.4 miles from where, 134 years later, David Livingstone would be born. Common locations included: Skellyhill, Waterhead, Steel’s Seat, Steel’s Cross, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Logan water, … Continue reading

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Thomas Steele 1820-1890

Steele, Sir Thomas Montague (1820-1890) “proved a very constant friend” to David Livingstone, who was born across the river from Bothwell. Accompanied Livingstone in 1843 to Africa. He was the eldest son of Major-General Thomas Steele. His military career spanned … Continue reading

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The Pony

Peter Robinson had been a speech writer for Ronald Reagan. Kathryn Jean Lopez interviewed him for the National Review Magazine, 12-23-2003. Lopez: What’s your most treasured life lesson inspired by RWR? Robinson: That one’s easy. The pony in the dung … Continue reading

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Who Is Really In Charge?

(from http://www.jimrohn.com/index.php?main_page=index) newsletter of: November 12, 2012 by Jim Rohn Finally, the elections are over. Some of you are certainly very happy and some are probably unhappy with the outcome and that is to be expected. Every four years we … Continue reading

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