One of my colleagues, Paul McGillivray, recently graced me with his paperback copy of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryon’s paean to growing up in Des Moines, Iowa in the halcyon decade of the 50s and the tumultuous 60s. Growing up in the Des Moines area myself, born but 4 years… Read More
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There is so much heat and so little light in the debate over how to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” I recently watched a Sunday morning news show in which the anchor played footage showing Speaker Boehner saying that tax rates should not be raised, and then watched her pose the non sequitur to her panelists,… Read More
The month of February leads many people to think of everything from cupids and engagements to roses and diamonds. Merriam-Webster defines the word diamond as “a native crystalline carbon that is the hardest known mineral that is usually near colorless.” Most women define diamonds as the ultimate gift of love. The true beauty of a diamond can be enhanced by the proper cutting of the stone – known as faceting. This process is designed to allow the gem to reflect light and must be carefully adjusted to maximize optical performance.
Many of us can remember simpler times and a slower pace of life. Back in the good ‘ole days, goods and services were provided by people you knew by name, who lived in your neighborhood, and who visited just to check on your children or catch up on any family news. There were fewer choices, and no one seemed to mind. The milkman would bring whole dairy milk to your door each week, and families enjoyed the vitamins and nutrients this product offered. But with the advent of new technologies, individuals began going to the grocery store to buy milk in 2%, 1% and skim varieties to enjoy a different set of nutritional benefits.