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Posts made in May, 2013

SPARKY. A Wonderful Life, Part 2

SPARKY. A Wonderful Life, Part 2

Sparky: Part 2 About eighteen months into managing Sonoma County HEALTHSOUTH Physical Therapy Clinics, I was asked to write an article on Charles Schultz (aka Sparky), his association with the community and, of course, with HEALTHSOUTH. The article was never submitted, but my 1997 notes fell out of a folder just last week during a spring clean. To get some focus for an article, we went to lunch...

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Sparky. A Wonderful Life, Part 1

Sparky. A Wonderful Life, Part 1

Sparky : Part 1. “They have a ghost,” I whispered to my celebrated lunch guest as we waited to be seated. I looked for that twinkle in his powder-blue eyes as they¬†scanned the restaurant, finally falling on the self-playing piano near the bar. “They won’t have him anywhere else,” ¬†he nodded with flatlined pathos. The twinkle didn’t disappoint. At...

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