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m. werneburg, 1998.09

These are my many articles. Given a chance, I'll hold forth on nearly any subject.

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Reviews of books, watches, and cameras.

my grandfather's funeral speech


This is the text of the speech I gave at my grandfather's funeral, along with some notes for anyone who has a speech of their own to right.

the nature of reality


I am very wise. I mean I must be, I have a website!

how I got kicked out of Japan


When I first came to Japan, I let my employer take care of the paperwork, just as many of my colleagues had done. Big mistake.

a difficult name


My last name is German in origin, and most English speakers (and spellers!) can't get it right.



I don't know much. And according to my wife, I don't parent much.



I've been interested in genealogy for many years. These are some of the interesting findings

learning from a failed business venture


At a conference in early 2013 the keynote speaker asked if someone in attendance could speak to a career setback from which they'd grown in a new direction. I rose to speak.

my struggle with migraine


Since a fall from a slide as a toddler, I've been getting migraines. This is my journal about what I'm doing about it.

a permanent family journal


I've started a permanent journal and photo journal for the family that I intend to pass down to my kids.

on management


Much has been written on management but everywhere I go - and I've worked at about twenty companies in 27 years - I see that not a lot is sinking in. Let me suggest we toss out whatever the teach in business school and get down to real management.


rand()m quote

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

—Albert Einstein