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Everything they don’t tell you about how to make the perfect old fashioned

In 1880, a decade marked by economic prosperity and innovation, James E. Pepper changed the world, perhaps forever. It was at the The Pendennis Club in Louisville, KY where it happened. Pepper took a lump of sugar, Angostura bitters and some whiskey and created The Old Fashioned Cocktail hereafter known as an old fashioned. If you are one to imbibe,Continue readingEverything they don’t tell you about how to make the perfect old fashioned

With our 3.5 Trillion Dollars, Should We Fight Crime or Poverty?

What should we do with all of our money? There are two big things in the news right now. First, the republicans and the democrats are having a friendly discussion about how to spend all of our money. This includes Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with a 3.5 trillion dollar spending bill at hand. As is the American tradition, theContinue readingWith our 3.5 Trillion Dollars, Should We Fight Crime or Poverty?

The United States Has The Worst Healthcare in the World

Since we’re finally through the pandemic (LOL), I suppose it’s time to talk about our healthcare system more broadly. In an effort to understand views about our healthcare system, I conducted a non-scientific survey on social media. I was able to confirm that this is indeed a very controversial topic, but unable to determine almost anything else. That’s the problemContinue readingThe United States Has The Worst Healthcare in the World

Does the Biden vaccine mandate go too far?

Before this week, most people were able to remain friends. Friendships were propped up by a blissful ambiguity between what you believed and what your friend believed. If those beliefs were different, it didn’t matter because you thought of them as people as long as you didn’t talk about abortion or the NAACP.* *Footnote: And also CRT, which lives matter,Continue readingDoes the Biden vaccine mandate go too far?

Should we make every week a four day workweek?

In 1999, Bill Lumbergh granted his office filled with indifferent employees the perk of a lifetime. He announced Friday is Hawaiian shirt day. That means that on Friday, you can feel free to come into work in a Hawaiian shirt, and Jeans. The classic movie, Office Space pokes fun at many of the common standards of workplace culture, and dressContinue readingShould we make every week a four day workweek?

Does This Market Research Make Me Look Fat?

The following article is one I wrote about three years ago, when I was focused on the complications of market research. One of the things I had taken notice of was that “the biggest problem with research is that people draw conclusions from research”. That is to say, people draw conclusions based on a linear set of findings. Answers toContinue readingDoes This Market Research Make Me Look Fat?

When was the last time you threw away a toaster?

About today’s products and why they don’t make ‘em like they used to. It was about 8 years ago when my wife and I moved into our house. It didn’t come with appliances, which we initially saw as an inconvenience. After thinking about it, we determined this as a perfect opportunity to buy all new appliances that matched and wereContinue readingWhen was the last time you threw away a toaster?