An Appel a day keeps the auditor away

An Appel a day keeps the auditor away
Settle – Underneath the clock in the sunny office overlooking downtown Seattle, a plain piece of paper hangs on the wall. In slanted font, a simple message: “Ask why and explain why. Articulation benefits the listener and the speaker.” This is the motto that Lt. Karen E. Appel, budget officer of the 13th Coast Guard District, lives by. “We spend a lot of time saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be...