Damian interviewed in internal Advisory Board Company Newsletter: March 2015
1976: Grosse Pointe South High
School Graduation Address: "I
was forced to leave a world today..."
"He Fell Under Me" A true story of my most memorable moment on a dance floor.
A Project Manager's Dilemna: A reflection on what can be a maddening role in a technology company
Lincoln's Condolence Letter to
It was believed that Mrs. Bixby of Boston lost 5 sons in the war... (actually two, and not five, of Mrs. Bixby's sons were killed)
The Sullivan Ballou Letter ...
Written in anticipation of The Battle of Bull Run: July 14th, 1861
President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
is the only speech I have memorized.
(and is an inspiration to me, even today... A clear, cogent and eloquent expression of the work at hand in the Civil War)
Merlin on Gods's Light - An excerpt from The Crystal Cave© by Mary Stewart
from "A Private History of
Awe" By Scott
Regarding Science & Physics
Current Affairs pieces:
War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
(from Amnesty International NOW magazine, Winter 2002)
I believe that Kevin Phillips is one of the most important political/economic/social
authors of our time:
Excerpts from "Wealth & Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich"
Damian's review of Wealth And Democracy - written for, and published (for a time) on Amazon.com
Exerpts from "Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street, and the Frustration of American Politics"
The best speech I've ever
read on Vietnam was given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (one of my heroes),
(exchange the word "Communism" for "Terrorism" in this writing, and the truth of these words seems all too timely and poignant)
Why are we still in Vietnam? Preface to
The Vietnam Wars: 1945-1990 by Marilyn B. Young
(This piece points out that "that war continues to be a primary instrument of American foreign policy and the call to arms a first response to international disputes")
An excerpt from Demian, by Herman Hesse points
to the loss of spiritual integrity in both the individual and society
(as in all expressions of truth, there seems to be a timelessness to these observations)
A Well-Considered piece on Ecomic Growth
(actually picked this up from the back of a box of Celestial Seasons Chamomile tea)
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