Nov
18
2014

Gridlock revisited (What? Already?)

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

Nov
11
2014

Take me to your leader

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. (Read More…)

Nov
05
2014

Better mousetrap?

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. (Read More…)

Oct
29
2014

Done deal

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

Oct
21
2014

End of an era

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

Oct
17
2014

That guy Bob and OSHA

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

Oct
15
2014

Imagine that

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. (Read More…)

Oct
07
2014

Who ya’ gonna call?

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. (Read More…)

Oct
03
2014

Standing room only

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. (Read More…)

Sep
29
2014

An apprentice again

Lately, I have been spending time working in my family’s other business. We own a food service that has been operated by my wife and son who are real foodies. (Read More…)