Category Archives: FAQ

Retiring in Style for the Average Family

“It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Grown to Hate Most Employee Feedback Systems

In the past 22 years, I have noticed that most corporations solicit feedback from all levels of a team, but when using them to *help* an employee improve, the feedback is used in a way that leaves out specifics, so … Continue reading

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Washington State Wines

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Washington’s wine industry is huge, second in the nation behind California.  Most of what you want to know about Washington state wines can … Continue reading

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LinkedIn, Resumes, and Amazon

“Meet Frenchman Philippe Dubost, whose Amazon-style CV has taken the internet by storm, with over one million hits in eight days. And he’s not even a marketing specialist!” ~ BusinessBecause You might not have the success of this candidate, but … Continue reading

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Neighbors: Take One ~ Spot Lights

“If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.”~ Lou Holtz Overheard: Our next-door neighbors have had some new porch lights fitted in various places round the house. These are the brightest bulbs I’ve … Continue reading

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top ten: Web Service Review

If you have a current domain or are thinking of getting one, for your own business or pleasure, Here is a current review: Consider this just a starting point for your research.

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Top Five Bass Sax Observations

“I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.” ~ Clarence Clemons The bass saxophone is one of the largest members of the saxophone family—larger than the more commonly encountered baritone saxophone. Only the contrabass sax … Continue reading

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A Tourist in Seattle

“To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.” ~ Tom Robbins Dear tourist, we were talking about your trip here during our meeting … Continue reading

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FAQ: Password Management.

“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.” ~ Clifford Stoll How do you manage all the passwords for computers?  I’m sure most of you are familiar with … Continue reading

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Lesson One: Fronting a band at a Bar

“People don’t dance to brilliant guitar solos or heady changes, they dance to the hook lyrics of a simple chorus.” This was posted in Miami craigslist by a club owner about the bands he encounters, and also the realities of … Continue reading

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