Doctors

Nick on April 14th, 2013

I lost a friend to cancer this week. I’ve reached that age where it’s happening more and more. In the last three years I’ve lost seven or eight close friends and at least twice that many acquaintances. Dying is a part of living. When my father was dying of cancer, the doctors wanted to try […]

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Nick Russell on February 26th, 2010

Back when I had employees, I was never a good boss, because I was too easy on people. I always wanted to be a friend to everybody who worked with me, and sometimes people think that makes you soft, and then they try to take advantage of the situation. Disciplining employees was always hard for […]

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Nick Russell on February 11th, 2010

Last week, Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans announced that the country is tightening its rules to control the type of immigrants allowed in. Evans said the new policy will favor people who speak English, and professionals.  Evans said the country has been attracting too many hairdressers and cooks, and too few doctors and engineers. Can […]

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Nick Russell on October 15th, 2009

I had an interesting conversation with a young man yesterday who had just dropped out of college, much to his parents’ consternation. But since I didn’t know the young fellow, and had no emotional investment in his future, I think I was able to listen to his reasoning with an open mind. He made some […]

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