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Trades vs. Professions

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

In the 1700s and 1800s, bold adventurers sailed around the world in what were then called ships but what would, by today’s standards, be considered little more than small wooden boats. (more…)

Hot or not

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Here in the California central valley, we all assume that the summer is going to be hot. We are used to week-long heat waves with triple digit temps. (more…)

Not a contractor

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I have mentioned, several times, that I never became a contractor. This came up again in a reply to a recent post. (more…)

Denying reality

Monday, June 30th, 2014

A commenter to an earlier post wrote, “climate change is a politically motivated idea put out there by the Democrat party in order to gain more control and power over us.” (more…)

Disturbing news

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

A wood paste extruder? OK, now I’m worried about the possible extinction of woodworkers. (more…)

What we can do

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

We live in a difficult time. There are serious issues facing all of us even though many of us feel that these issues are either not of any great significance or are not our issues. (more…)

Who’s the boss?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

We all like to think we are in control. It’s our shop. We decide what jobs will be none and when and who will do them. (more…)

Let the sunshine in

Friday, June 6th, 2014

My previous post points to what is, in my opinion, the most important thing in any work place: energy. (more…)

Removing a negative influence

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

We all want our employees to have a good attitude. We do much to encourage that. We pay as much as we can, offer as many benefits as possible, bear with them when they “can’t make it in today,” make sure they get plenty of breaks and generally try to be good employers. (more…)

My father’s face

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

My recent post on retiring (or not) produced a fairly high number of replies. It is interesting to note that all of them were from older readers. The youth segment was conspicuously unrepresented. (more…)