November 19th, 2007

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When saying the pledge, I leave out "under god."

We had the first "real" 4-H meeting tonight.  It's not a big hall.  We all stood up to say the Pledge of Allegiance.  My voice projects; I've always been a believer that if you're going to "pledge" to something then you should say it like you mean it.

So we're cranking through the pledge and I just drop a beat of silence for the two words I find offensive.  The dB in the room drops dramatically for that moment.  One of the high-school kids looked at me as if she'd never heard someone skip the words which turn the pledge into a prayer.  [In case you don't know, the phrase "under god" was inserted in 1954.]

I guess she'll just have to get used to it.

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Quick question...

For those of you that work for firms that require regular [e.g. weekly or monthly reporting], where indidual reports are edited and rolled-up into group reports, how do you do it?

I'm especially interested in any of you that use technology or automaion to solve this problem for a sizable work-force spread out in such a way that their only commonly available platform is their web-browser.
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