Melancholy Retail: Where America Shopped

"Every cloud must have a silver lining Just wait until the sun shines through Smile, my honey dear, while I kiss away each tear Or else I shall be melancholy too"¹   On a long drive last week, I listened to an NPR story about the uphill battle for survival that the Sears department store is facing. The …

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Never Mind Stella, I Want *MY* Groove Back

I recently stepped into the home of a man who owns an incredibly impressive audio system sitting front and center in his living room. He had the largest set of speakers I have ever seen outside of a commercial establishment. Overkill? Perhaps, but they were a thing of beauty, encased in custom-made teak cabinets which in turn matched the modern Scandinavian decor of his …

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