Author Archives: PMcG

Discontent, datcontent

I would like to take issue with the irritating misuse of the term content. Understand, I’m not talking about content as in “She was not at all content to be married to her great uncle.” Rather, the kind of content … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the dead Q. What exactly are power handles?A. They’re pretty much what they sound like. You use them to hang onto power Q. But isn’t the idea of hanging onto power metaphorical?A. No, the idea of hanging onto power … Continue reading

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Releasing the krakken

Before I got started, I received a text from the site police. “We’ll need to verify it’s you.” “Why can’t I just say ‘It’s me?” I typed.  The snarky reply text said “That is a question that not only shows … Continue reading

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Coming up short

This may not be important, but don’t you suppose at some point in history somebody, somewhere was out of sorts because he was out of shorts? If you are in charge of shorts at your domicile, you’ll be aware that … Continue reading

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Free wisdom

A few years ago I stepped down as the chief executive officer of a well known Fortune 500 company. Unfortunately, I’m forbidden by a court order to name it—a long story for another time. For now I’ll just call it … Continue reading

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That is, to say, screwed

Q. Just who do you think you are?A. I am a United States citizen who knows his rights. Q. Whose rights?A. Well, his rights. Look, I was speaking in the third person, even though there are just the two of … Continue reading

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Note to self

When you think about it, life is almost always about eluding the Inquisition. Which Inquisition, you ask? (If you didn’t ask but you asked your spouse or significant other to ask for you — because you’re too embarrassed and you’ve … Continue reading

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