Happy New Year

Well, here we are at the end of another year. This one also marks the end of a decade – the aughts. Based on the stock market and my 401, it’s an aptly named decade! It seems like only a few years ago we were worried about Y2K. And now it’s on to the next...

Searious Brand Damage

I don’t use my rider mower very often. Usually  just in the fall to help collect leaves.  So when my old rider mower finally died, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a new one. I decided to go to Sears. I’ve used Craftsman tools since I was...

A Toothache or an Opportunity

I recently attended a get-together where a candidate for governor was speaking.  During his talk, the candidate contrasted his view of the current economic downturn with those of the current governor. “The governor sees the current economic dilemma as a...

Something to Chew On

Today, we are inundated with information. Sometimes wall to wall information, making it impossible to tell what’s important and what’s not. Too often, to counter this information overload, we reduce our important stories to headlines and/or very short...