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New wine, cardboard skins

By |August 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

There’s a Biblical proverb that says, “don’t put new wine in old skins.” It refers to the fact that back in the day, in the years BP (Before Plastic), people didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to transporting wine. They did have clay jars and such, but those are bulky and heavy. Thus, the solution was to use the skin of a goat instead, sewing the [...]

Jetsons got it so right

By |August 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

It seems the cartoon classic “The Jetsons” wasn’t so far-fetched at all… A number of the advanced technologies forecast by the show (produced by Hanna-Barbera and running from 1962-63) have become part of our modern life. Here are just a few examples: Video Phone – just about every episode included a conversation between George Jetson and his wife or his daughter or – more ominously, his boss – using a [...]

Cheers?

By |August 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The classic comedy “Cheers” was set in a sports bar in downtown Boston. Owned by ex-major league pitcher Sam Malone, the show’s name came from the regular outpourings of emotion as the locals enjoyed baseball, beer, and the company of other rabid fans. But 2020 has brought a new dynamic to live sports – competitors engaged on the field of battle before a sea of empty seats and stands. [...]

Fries = Salad

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

I’m not inherently a fan of conspiracies. I don’t believe the moon landing was a hoax, Paul McCartney died in a car crash in 1966, or there’s an ancient race of lizard people controlling humanity (although at times the reptile overlord theory certainly feels not all that far-fetched). However, there IS truth to the rumor that our fast food desires are subject to manipulation. According to a recent article [...]

Zoomify me

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of the by-products of the great lockdown has been the Zoomification of many businesses. When it became clear that showing up didn’t have to mean “in person,” creative business owners found ways to create commerce using Zoom and other online conferencing tools. The magazine Fast Company recently identified several different industries that should have gotten the message to start “Zoomifying” their businesses. Here’s a few of their suggestions: [...]

Sweet? Not so much…

By |August 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Who doesn’t like honey? After all, it’s delicious, fat-free, and packed with healthy antioxidants. Plus, numerous studies have proven its effectiveness as an anti-bacterial agent – backing up its traditional use in treating burns and wounds for centuries. So who wouldn’t want MORE honey around their home? Well – maybe this family in Tennessee… During the renovation of a historic home in the town of Whiteville, TN, a hive [...]

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