I wake up early these days and run out for coffee and a newspaper from the sparkly clean nearby convenience store. The headline about the (likely…

January 2023

Lots of folks grumble about the Fed. But think about it. They must have exponentially more data to parse than a few years ago. So, the Fed people can…
Years ago William F. Buckley, Jr. was given credit for pushing the extremists out of the Republican Party. No one has emerged to fill that role. And, if…
I woke up today and learned that the morning paper in nearby Fort Wayne, Indiana will be discontinuing its Sunday edition to be replaced by a “weekend…
Not perfectly...but what is the alternative?
Our local paper has an article about the mixed economic indicators that the economy has been sending. I’m wondering if the worst of it is over, perhaps…
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December 2022

As a child at about the age of 10 or so, I recall thinking about etchings on the walls of caves and tried to imagine people struggling to making sense…
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Back in the 80s, sometimes (in marketing circles) one heard the admonition, “Sell the sizzle, not the steak.” And, you’ll recall, Walter Mondale-riffing…
Over the course of what feels like an increasingly longish lifespan, one lesson I’ve learned is the people generally show all their colors no matter…
I was chatting with someone the other day. This person has had some success getting manuscripts accepted for publication. We were talking about handling…
In my part time spent in the equestrian world, there is the old expression about how a horse can get the bit in his (or her) teeth, take off running…
My radio co-host asked me this week to talk about how to have a good holiday. A few thoughts follow. Set reasonable expectations. My Dad wasn’t one to…