Archive for 2014

How long does learning take?

Friday, November 21st, 2014

We all know that skills must be acquired. No one is born with them. It’s a learning process. (more…)

Gridlock revisited (What? Already?)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

My take on the recent election is that people have become exhausted with the apparent inability of government to actually accomplish anything. (more…)

Take me to your leader

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The recent election has got me thinking about the need for strong leadership, It’s obvious that the country is desperate for strong leaders who can pull the warring factions together. (more…)

Better mousetrap?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

There is an old saying that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. (more…)

Done deal

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Well, it’s done. My father-in-law’s funeral turned out to be the best crappy day of my life. (more…)

End of an era

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

My father-in-law passed away last week. He was 96 and pretty much stayed active right up to the end. (more…)

That guy Bob and OSHA

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Remember “Bob”? They guy I had to let go? Well, I mentioned that he was upset when I fired him. (more…)

Imagine that

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

It’s funny how employees get to thinking they are irreplaceable. I have had this happen on several occasions and it’s never a good thing. (more…)

Who ya’ gonna call?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

There was this one project we had that was in bird’s-eye maple. It was a completely over-the-top project with a lot of very large pieces, embellished with built up moldings. And curves, lots of curves. (more…)

Standing room only

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Recent articles in the New York Times and Forbes reveal the results of studies on the benefits of being on your feet as opposed to sitting at a desk, especially for older people. (more…)