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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…)

Work to live?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

I have never had a problem with working. Being a fairly high-strung type, it’s always been hard for me to sit still for any length of time. (more…)

Not the retiring kind

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

There have been many times when I’ve thought, “This is not good”. One was when we stopped referring to people as people and started calling them consumers. Another is when we began to call the older members of our society senior citizens. (more…)

When to walk away

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The other day I heard that song from the 70′s, “The Gambler.” There’s that great line, “Know when to walk away, know when to run.” (more…)

Minimum wage and the middle class

Monday, May 5th, 2014

The other day I was listening to a radio report about Congress voting down a national minimum wage hike. This was followed by some comments from the president to the effect that Congress had stuck it to the middle class. (more…)

Need vs. want

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

I have heard it said many times that people do not buy what they need. They buy what they want. (more…)

Damage control

Friday, April 18th, 2014

I’ve had my share of shipping nightmares. One incident, in particular, stands out. (more…)

Price vs. value

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I was reading an interesting bit on the difference between price and value and how these are defined. (more…)

Enrichment

Friday, April 4th, 2014

We often think of “enrichment” as meaning that we get more money. But, as makers, enrichment can have an entirely different meaning. (more…)

The slippery slope

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

In trying to compete and stay in business, prices can end up getting cut to the bone, resulting in a minimal profit. (more…)