Archive for the Off-Topic Category

None of us actually believes that what we need in this world is less courage

I’m privileged to work with a lot of amazing community leaders here in Fort Worth. I received this email from my dear friend Carol Klocek, the Executive Director at the YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County. It speaks for itself. –COFFEY Dear friends, None of us actually […]

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Keep Tennessee Flood Victims in Your Thoughts This Week (Updated)

Update: Our friends in Nashville sent this photo from the Middle Tennessee flood. Click to expand.   We received the following message from one of our court house researchers in Tennessee this morning. I’m glad to know that they have come through the flooding relatively unscathed but know […]

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Employee Complaints

A recent survey by Careerbuilder identified a number of strange complaints about coworkers. I think I worked with the lady who wears bells on her shoes year round (there couldn’t possiby be two, could there?) http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2009/08/10/daily51.html?ana=e_bjtt

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Colbert on Madoff

Just in case the economy, bailouts, pending “fair pay” and “free choice” acts, and financial scandals are getting you down, I thought I’d share this explanation of the Bernard Madoff ponzi scheme from Stephen Colbert. Enjoy! –COFFEY     The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c […]

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Congrats to the Fort Worth ISD History Fair Winners

It is the day after Thanksgiving and Imperative is open with a skeleton crew. These are the kinds of days I relish because the phones are silent and I can get caught up on some long-delayed projects. But first, I thought I’d take a moment of personal privilege. A […]

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Separated at Birth: Mike Coffey and Steve Jobs?

 Good Morning Silicon Valley, one of my favorite blogs, included the following quote from Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs in an article yesterday. On the possibility of Apple competing on the cheaper end of the computer markets: “There are some customers which we chose not to serve. We […]

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