Referral Madness

“There are other reasons why officials are quitting, but there’s one consistent theme: a total breakdown of respect.” – “There’s a Shortage of High School Game Officials in Massachusetts, and Abusive Fans Are at Fault,” Boston Globe, November 1, 2019   I have a colleague who refs, and I asked him if he’d read the […]

Career Coach

  Embed from Getty Images Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches of all time, especially for the workplace. Bosses should take these pages from his playbook. Look for Talent Everywhere The current Patriots roster not only includes players who fielded different positions in college, but those who played lacrosse, rugby, and other sports. […]


I keep a couple of favorite words in my back pocket – English words with a beautiful sound and a beguiling poetry. Everyone who cares even a little about language surely has their own list. Mine has two words tied for first place: “evening” and “watershed.” There’s a third word I never tire of hearing: […]