Incremental “Finished-ness”

Incremental “Finished-ness”

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG The afternoon project was to weed the garden. Fatigue set in after two hours.  In the past, this gardener would have pushed himself toward conclusion. But, on this occasion, there was a halting and a trip to the ice tea. There was no frustration...
Use “I” Sparingly

Use “I” Sparingly

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG “Sir, you took notes today but did not take notes the first four days. Is there a reason for this?” “I was not taking notes. I was counting the number of times that you used the word ‘I’. In the first hour, the count was 75.”  ...
Pass the P’s

Pass the P’s

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Pass the P’s please: Parkinson’s, Perfection, Practice, and Passion What you think can/will hurt you, can rise up and help you. I was not prepared for my shock when I was told that Parkinson’s was the diagnosis. Years before I...
Minority Opinions

Minority Opinions

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Any discussion of the national government will eventually include the Supreme Court. Routinely, the interest in the court for many revolves around new appointees. I am more intrigued by two documents that are written about the decisions made by...
Obsession: Beating the Buzzer

Obsession: Beating the Buzzer

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG The 2016 Final Four is over—finally. The highlight of the championship game was the buzzer beater at the end of the game. In this instance, beating the buzzer was a good thing for Villanova, a bad thing for North Carolina. Beating the buzzer can...