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 … Continue reading Melancholy Retail: Where America Shopped


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 … Continue reading Never Mind Stella, I Want *MY* Groove Back

What? Me Worry?

Let's talk serendipity, shall we? I am amazed at the moment at how some obstacles are smoothed out simply by doing nothing. It's the ultimate reward for procrastinators or those caught in what we in polite society refer to as "circumstances." Naturally, it doesn't happen very often. But when it does, I see it as a strike against all those authority … Continue reading What? Me Worry?