Archive for 2014

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…)

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…)