I mentioned on Mary Gravitt’s blog in answer to something she said about people excusing Trump’s vulgar behavior because he’s in business that I wouldn’t hire Trump and could write about that. Ron asked me to elaborate.
I’ve been in business for my adult life, starting a summer in college, part of it working for my father, part of it working with my father, part of it working alone. There are aspects of my business that have shifted over time, though some are remarkably…Continue
I live in a pretty depressed area. Industries have left here. Johnson Shoes was founded here and, more importantly, so was IBM. When IBM left, there was a lot of housing inventory. Even years later, we got a good buy on a house because they’d left. It had been on the market for a…Continue
The year was 210 BCE, give or take a few years. The Romans were fighting with Hannibal. Judea was a Greek colony, peacefully so as the Jews liked Alexander, who had conquered them about a century earlier. It would be about forty more years before a king from the Syrian branch of the Greek empire tried to outlaw traditional Judaism, suffered a revolt, and Judea won its independence in a guerilla war, some of which is celebrated on Chanukah. It would be roughly another century and a half…Continue