Author Archives: The Tightwire Guy

A social scientist of sort’s perspective on what motivates people

Truth be told: I am a social scientist of sorts. While that may sound odd for someone who offers us consulting services for business and organization leaders, and for someone with my particular background, I’ve come to realize that it … Continue reading

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A Keen idea with equilibrium disturbing consequences

If you haven’t lived under a rock over the past decade, you probably are aware that the U.S. was thrown into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression during that time. And if you’ve followed the press about the … Continue reading

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An atheist who has made peace with God

Have you ever heard of or met an atheist who encourages people to regularly look to God for guidance? Of course not, right? Atheist’s don’t believe God exists, right? That’s correct. They don’t. And I don’t. But now you can … Continue reading

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A “Thomas” Bernier mystery – Part 2

In the first installment on this story, I introduced you to the story of my great granduncle “sea captain scoundrel”, “Thomas” Bernier. Per my mother’s memoir, “Thomas” amassed a sizable fortune using unscrupulous maritime practices, enough so to enjoy a … Continue reading

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A “Thomas” Bernier mystery – Part 1

In the previous entry, I discussed how I learned that one of my great granduncles, Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, was a celebrated early 20th-century French-Canadian polar-exploring sea captain. Because I find the story behind that surprise a bit entertaining, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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A long lost sea captain uncle and a missed nephew/grandfather

Greetings, readers. After a long hiatus from posting, I’ve decided to drop anchor on a subject that I have been bombarding anyone who was curious about genealogy — as well as those who were too polite to ask me to … Continue reading

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On the value of “One” in defusing anger

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit with a close relative for an extended period of time. It was a good visit, as I normally get along quite well with this relative, whom I’ll call George. Occasionally, though, … Continue reading

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What’s in the Boisjoly family name? A mystery and some history

About a month ago, I read a news story in The Huffington Post precipitated by the recent death of Roger Boisjoly, the engineer whose warning about the space shuttle booster rocket O-rings went unneeded by his bosses at Morton Thiokol … Continue reading

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More on an atheist’s perspective on “metapersonal God”

Since the beginning of the year, I have posted some entries to this blog in which I state that an atheist could believe in God, examine how I might have introduced the term “metapersonal God” to the Google-searchable record of … Continue reading

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Why memorize the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States?

To the dedicated fans of The Tightwire Guy blog (however small the whole number is that represents the size of that population): I apologize for not posting an new entry in over a week. I am currently working on a … Continue reading

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