Mashed Up Thinking

  I’m steering this blog in a new direction. The focus of the blog is still about generating and sharing new ideas. I’m a fan of quotes, advice, and yes, even some cliches. I’m going to be taking what I consider to be the “best of” in terms of those types of content and mashing…

Having Spam Problems

For the past month I’ve been working with a developer on making changes to the back-end of my blog site.  I am getting hit with a tsunami of Comment/Feedback spam messages.   Since I have to approve all comments to my posts, I am able to keep them from showing up on my blog. I will…

Time For Some Humor

I have a group of friends who are never short of jokes and stories to tell when we get together.  During New Year’s parties I had attended I heard some jokes (G-rated) that I thought we worth sharing.   So, here goes…. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ After attending a congressional hearing on ethics, four congressmen walked out together.  One said,…

The Fiscal Cliff: Analyses and Possible Impacts

Ben Bernanke’s comment today that the Fed does not have the tools to offset the negative impact of a recession that results from Congress and the President failing to come up with a solution to the Fiscal Cliff problem should be taken as a strong warning to all of us.  It’s a tough problem that…

The Rock River Thresheree: Americana + Family Fun

This is the real American Iron………..and it runs on steam. I attended a fun and interesting event over the long Labor Day week-end with my son, my father and one of my uncles:  The Rock River Thresheree just outside of Edgerton, Wisconsin.  Check out their website:  http://www.thresheree.org/ Take Care and Hey……………..Have a Great Day !!!…

Would you like Hot Sauce with that? A Real Life Experience

This is the story of one of my personal experiences. On a Saturday morning I was out running errands:  picking up clothes at the dry cleaners,  going to the hardware store to get picture hanging hardware,  filling up my car at the gas station….that kind of stuff.  It was hot and muggy outside.  I became…

Another Lesson on Not Connecting the Dots from History’s Mistakes

This article is in the current issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek.  It’s another example of our ability to ignore the lessons of history.  Times do change and just because something took place in the past doesn’t mean it will happen again.  By the same token, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen again.  Time will tell. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/the-euro-as-good-and-bad-as-gold-11172011.html?chan=magazine+channel_opening+remarks Enjoy.…