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  •  So, another helping of wisdom, practical and moral (2+ / 0-)
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    Robert Fuller, Portlaw
    Wherever you find yourself in the ranks, take responsibility for knowing what others do and understanding how their job fits into the whole. Then recognize their contributions . . .
    I love that FDR knew the name of every employee in the White House. It must have been so affirming, as a helper in the kitchen, to have the President call you by name.
    Today's speakable n-word is "nobody." If you're a parent, you can avoid using it in front of your kids.
    Another word to knock people down to their place is "stupid". A very dangerous word, and widely misused - against people who are just ignorant of certain subjects they never experienced, or who aren't at all stupid, but hold a different opinion than the speaker, which the speaker chooses to stigmatize as stupid.

    Thanks, Robert Fuller, for all the work you've put into sharing your splendid book with us.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 06:00:51 PM PDT

    •  Au revoir (2+ / 0-)
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      Brecht, Portlaw

      Thank YOU for advancing the inquiry with your astute and beautifully expressed comments over the course of this serialization. Portlaw's quote from "On my better days," sums up the dignitarian perspective perfectly and completely. Till we meet again, Bob Fuller

      •  Merci beaucoup, cher monsieur (2+ / 0-)
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        Robert Fuller, Portlaw

        I hope we'll be meeting in many more book diaries - cfk's Bookflurries, at the very least. And I look forward to more thoughtful and illuminating diaries from you.

        A bientôt.

        "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

        by Brecht on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 06:35:01 PM PDT

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