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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

I was listening to a bit on the radio the other day about how big business is dealing with mandated employee requirements. Things like increased wages, health insurance, paid time off for various reasons, etc. (more…)

Don’t skimp

Friday, July 31st, 2015

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

The minimum wage

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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. (more…)

The thrill is gone

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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. (more…)

Low cost options

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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

Is there an app for that?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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. (more…)

Photography rights

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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

Learn and live

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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

The little things

Friday, June 19th, 2015

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. (more…)

Nothing new?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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. (more…)