Jul
31
2015

Don’t skimp

Insurance is like the cops. No one wants them around until the moment they need them. (Read More…)

Jul
28
2015

The minimum wage

I have always had mixed feelings about the minimum wage law. The intent is good and any employer worth his salt is not going to argue about whether or not his employees should be able to at least survive on their wages. (Read More…)

Jul
22
2015

The thrill is gone

The song was a major hit for the recently departed B.B. King, possibly the work that made him a household name. But when we lose our inspiration, it hardly seems like something to sing about. (Read More…)

Jul
14
2015

Low cost options

I once bought a planer from an unnamed manufacturer that had a nasty habit of slinging the drive chain off its sprockets. (Read More…)

Jul
07
2015

Is there an app for that?

I have a somewhat ambivalent relationship with technology. I used to be an early adopter, spending large sums on the latest new thing as soon as it hit the market. Fun, but not really sensible. (Read More…)

Jun
30
2015

Photography rights

Paul Simon’s song, Kodachrome, includes the line, “I love to take photographs.” He might but many of us don’t. (Read More…)

Jun
23
2015

Learn and live

There has been a lot of discussion lately about aging and how difficult it is becoming to bring new energy into the woodworking field. (Read More…)

Jun
19
2015

The little things

I have never been a detail person. It’s not that I don’t care about the little things and I understand their importance, I just tend to look at the big picture and sometimes those little details don’t get the attention they should get. (Read More…)

Jun
16
2015

Nothing new?

There is an old expression that “there is nothing new under the sun”. This suggests that we are simply reinventing or rediscovering things that have already been done. (Read More…)

Jun
09
2015

The next generation

The other day I was watching my son and his two-year-old son already working together. (Read More…)