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Mark Gavoor
Supply Chain/Quality consultant, writer, speaker, adjunct professor, cyclist, oud player, Michigan fan
Supply Chain/Quality consultant, writer, speaker, adjunct professor, cyclist, oud player, Michigan fan
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February 2017: Anniversary Letter
The lobby of The Dearborn Inn      It has been 13 years for this letter. Until last two years, I was really good at writing a monthly letter. Let’s atribute it to a dedication to my teaching position that surprised even me… and that is a good thing.      ...

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January Letter #2: The Inauguration and the Day After
     OK.  It has been an amazing and crazy couple of days.  I might have even used the word daze.      The polarization in this country is astounding to me.  I am not sure if will end in the foreseeable future.      We inaugurated a new President on Friday....

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January 2017: The Transition of Power
     It is Martin Luther King Day. I attended a celebration today at North Park University. As I expected, the transfer of power from President Obama to President Trump influenced the speeches almost overshadowing remembering the man in whose honor we gat...

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March 2016: A Potpourri
     Preface: OK, it is January 1, 2017. I am just posting my March 2016 Letter. I really should have and could have posted it in March especially when I realized, upon reviewing it this morning, that it was practically completed. But, I didn’t and hereb...

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October 2016: Three Writers
       Bob Dylan: The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to an American. The singer/songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the honor for "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" per nobelprize.org .       Upon ...

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November 2016: Two Recent News Items
     The hardest part of writing this letter was choosing a title. Usually, when I cover a few, unrelated topics, I call it a Potpourri. Given on the topics is about the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, potpourri just sounded too light and fri...

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December 2016: Christmas Letter
At the Great Wall with Professor Schilling      I have been in the habit of writing a Christmas eLetter. It is a good habit. It is definitely a “feel good” and therefore I believed a noble habit. They have had, as my friend Ara Topouzian would love to po...

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This Crazy Election Night
     It is election night, November 8, 2016.  I should be grading papers, but I just tuned in the coverage of the election.  My network of choice is MSNBC.  I am not even sure why I like them but it has become my TV news channel of choice starting with the ...

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This Crazy Election Night
     It is election night, November 8, 2016.  I should be grading papers, but I just tuned in the coverage of the election.  My network of choice is MSNBC.  I am not even sure why I like them but it has become my TV news channel of choice starting with the ...

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Hey, Here's an Idea: Hack the Bomb Making Websites
     This past weekend there were bombings and attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey.  It was fortunate that no one died in the two bombs that detonated in New Jersey and Manhattan.  29 people were injured in the Manhattan bombing.  It was even more...
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