Monthly Archives: March 2011

Tune-Up for Your Problem Solving System

Their Problem Solving System May Be Your Problem Effective problem solving benefits from simple, easily comprehended procedures that are prepared in advance, utilize simple tools, and can be easily applied through-out the process, including follow-through after the solution is found, approved and implemented!   Why have a plethora of “methods” … Continue reading

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The “Completed Action” Principle

Completed Staff Action The United States Air Force developed its version of the Completed Staff Action concept  decades ago.  Properly (which always includes ethically) applied as a general operational principle with a common sense approach, it has been “proven in action” by a legion of private and public … Continue reading

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What You Do and How You Do It

A Not-So-Modest Proposal   GOAL:  ALL aspects of who we are and what we do (ALL aspects) shall CLEARLY and CONFIDENTLY identify, define, articulate, incorporate, integrate, demonstrate and advocate: Unwavering adherence to the highest morals, ethics, principles and conduct standards; … Continue reading

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Campo de la Madonna de l’Orto

Not far from Sant’Alvise in Sestiere Cannaregio, Venice (the subject of a previous post on RenaissanceRules), Campo de la Madonna de l’Orto (Madonna of the Orchard) faces the straight-line extension of the same rio but, per typical Venetian nomenclature, with a name evocative of … Continue reading

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Campo Sant’Alvise

Campo San Alvise is located in northern Sestiere Canneregio in Venice, next to the Rio de Sant’Alvise – Riformati and its Fondamenta dei Reformati on Isola Sant’Alvise.  Arrival is either via vaporetto lines 41/42 or 51/52 to the Sant’Alvise stop on the north side of its island followed … Continue reading

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Cafe Life Venice by Joe Wolff – Book Review

Cafe Life Venice is A Guidebook to the Cafes and Bacari of La Serenissima, written by Joe Wolff, photography by Roger Paperno, and published by Interlink Books, Northampton, Massachusetts in 2009. In the style of his previous “Cafe Life” books … Continue reading

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Castello di Brolio

Powerful Family, Powerful Fortress No, not imbroglio as in “fight”, or brolio as in “intermediator or negotiator”, but Castello di Brolio in the Chianti zone of central Tuscany.  This Brolio has many other definitions, most importantly as the home fortress (since 1141) of one of … Continue reading

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Castello di Meleto

From the Fires of War Castello di Meleto sits comfortably atop a 413m above sea level hill at the end of a westerly trending ridge of the Monti de Chianti, above the Borro (brook) Massellone.  A side road off of route … Continue reading

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Under The Dome of Heaven – Baptisteries

A few posts ago, I noted that Venice contains extremely few free-standing Baptisteries.  Santa Maria Assunta on Torcello had one outside the “front door” of the basilica, connected through the front portico to the cathedral, and built soon after 639 A.D.  It was destroyed long … Continue reading

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Ghost Towns of the Lagoon

Several excellent in-depth research studies shine forth from among the endless number of biased opinions base upon dismissal of centuries-old first person reports about the history of small islands and now-abandoned islands in the Venetian Lagoon.  The labor-intensive good works begins without “pre-suppositions looking for conforming data”, … Continue reading

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