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Staying Off the Piano

4 October, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
High school reunions are a unique experience.   When you attend your 10th year high school reunion celebration, the dynamic is driven by the energy, hope and dreams of a room full of 28-year-olds who feel bulletproof.  Attendance is typically good.  Graduates are curious about their classmates and they want people to know about their […] Read more»

Your Last Day?

17 May, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in front of my Western Union teletype in the police press room, a man in his mid-20s trying to make sense of something that made no sense at all – the death of five children in an apartment fire caused by adult carelessness, a mind-numbing indifference […] Read more»

All Is Well

6 September, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
We all react to death in a different way, personally and professionally. The healthcare industry is unique among all others because we are there at the start of life and, frequently, we are there are the end. We tend to see this as the inevitable, albeit very expensive, part of the natural order. That does not spare us the grief and sadness when a friend dies, but it is such an ever-present element of our professi Read more»