Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 12/24/12

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

December 24, 2012—Issue #170 This week’s focus point: Merry Christmas! In the spirit of this season, I want to thank you for your interest in my work, and I want to wish you a future of health, peace, and prosperity. Monday Morning Perspective: May you live to be one hundred and fifty, and may the last voice you hear be mine! — Frank Sinatra, quoting an old Italian proverb. You may subscribe and encourage others to subscribe by clicking HERE. …

The Dog Star

Here’s Bentley at 3 months, having gained 8 pounds in the three weeks he’s lived with us. He’s started to chase squirrels, but has to work on speed and tactical issues, though his style is impressive. Bentley will sit and give me his paw, though his predatory drift is severe and he has the attention span of a mayfly.

Looking Right and Left

Some years ago I flew a World War II naval training fighter around Newport. I have no pilot’s license, but have managed to fly a Cessna, the only B-24 in existence certified to fly, and the Goodyear Blimp. The trainer pilot sat behind me, and we did loops and barrel rolls with me just following his instruction. I can’t take off or land, but once you’re in the air you can do pretty well just following a couple of gauges …