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Lebanese Pianist Delights in Prague Airport

I love this idea of pianos appearing in public places around the world!  Of course the quality is far from ideal, but people with talent can provide a bit of spontaneous happy enjoyment for all.  What a wonderful gift–not to underestimated years of disciplined practice– to be able to play for people.  Advertisements Continue reading

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The Whole Foods Teardrop–and Business Strategy

OK, not to be sappy here or deluded as to its purely philanthropic purpose but I have to admit that this weekend’s Washington Post article about Whole Foods’ gutsy new stores in Detroit and Chicago brought a tear to my eye.  Not being overly sentimental, I wondered now where did that come from?  Well, more than anything, … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the ocean gyres of plastic…it IS realistic

http://www.theoceancleanup.com/blog/show/item/responding-to-critics.html Thanks to a fellow High School alum from Hastings who thought of me when he read about this innovative method to clean up the infamous Pacific Garbage patch–and beyond. Since he was an early waste-recycling entrepreneur, we’d had past correspondence on this subject….read on! Continue reading