Check Point

The Love of Lists

  I love lists.  Ah, the moment I check off a task with an exaggerated flourish, there is an immediate sense of accomplishment.  Efficient, effective and documented, checklists give significance to the small, seemingly trivial actions that fill up our days. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is an excellent illustration for the merits of […]

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Another Year, but he is remembered…

“But little Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy! Still you are blest, compared with me!” Robert Burns Robbie Burns was celebrated this past weekend with the traditional Address […]

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Thank you, Charles Shultz

October 2, 1950 marks the day that Charlie, Lucy, and Snoopy saw their first print in multiple national newspapers.  Other characters came later, each with a unique view of life – Schroeder. May 1951; Lucy, March 1952; Pig-Pen, July 1954; and Sally, August 1959.   Sixty- three years later, we still wonder if The Great Pumpkin […]

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OTR Celebrates Irish Poets

Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy, 1844 – 1881 William Edgar O’Shaughnessy’s career may have been as an assistant in the British Museum, but his true love was literature. Epic of Women was published in 1870 when he was twenty-six, followed by Lays of France in 1872 and Music and Moonlight in 1874. He was friends with […]

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