The Elegant Lady in the Basement

I found myself in the basement. It was not a bright, dry basement like I have in Colorado. It was a dank, dark one—an old Midwestern basement. My wife’s uncle died recently. His wife had passed away a few years ago. This was their basement. And it was packed full of their stuff, which is […]

By |May 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Loving the Ambassador-General, Cat Woman and She-Man

While attending college I worked part-time in a Veterans Administration hospital. It was a lively place full of colorful characters, but the most interesting of all was a gentleman who called himself the Ambassador-General.

He was a Korean War veteran and was…well…crazy. Not dangerous crazy but a happy kind of crazy. The Ambassador-General, as he was […]

By |March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Confessions of a Civil Servant: An Insider Tells All About the Federal Bureaucracy

Since we are deciding whether government should be bigger or not so big this election, it may be useful to think about how well government works. I should know. I’ve been on the inside, and I’m going to sing like a canary.

Any organizational structure functions according to certain dynamics. Government bureaucracy is characterized by three […]

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