Will this be a typical Monday?

Ready for a typical Monday? What makes it a “typical” day anyway? No one really drank coffee 400 years ago, (people drank beer with breakfast) You didn’t have air conditioning at work until about 100 years ago…no sliced bread about 90 years ago…no  mobile phone 35 years ago, no google search 20 years ago, and no …

I’ll drink to that…

A sobering story…  In the early 1900’s, about 40% of the government’s income was from taxes on wine, beer and whiskey.   The “new” Income tax replaced the revenue lost when prohibition started and ended the 5th largest business in the nation.   Then, on this day in 1933, prohibition ended.   Alcohol tax was back…and our politicians kept …

What’s the difference?

Milk delivery started in Vermont back in 1785, in glass bottles in about 1874and stopped being delivered to a great degree in the 1960’s.  Or did it? The milkman is still there, maybe  just wearing a different uniform? But what has really changed?  People a still listen to music, travel in a car, fly in a plane, shop …

Admit it…YOU are tired.

We’re all a bit weary (at least in the USA and UK) even with “an extra hour of sleep“. We talk being #tired from DayLight Savings Time ending in the new episode of Street Curb Curiosity, The Podcast. We spend a little time about the crazy history where it came from, the drama of life …

All the pain…started today in 1969

It started today.  October 29…back in 1969…. about 10:30PMThe message received:  LO The very first  email. The programs you recognize and that we use today were really created in the 80’s, and not many major tech improvements with how we use email since then. (IMO) Unless you think advancement is more storage so you can keep thousands of …

I promise you’ll see it my way

If everyone thinks the same way, we would never see things differently. Many people reading this post see a great cup of coffee.  I see a cat who set off an atomic bomb. You want to get out of your rut and change things?  Try a new and zany perspective. People may think you’re crazy…until they see …

Don’t Fall for Autumn

Today is all about balance.  In the Northern Hemisphere, you have roughly the same amount of daylight as darkness.  The first day of Fall. (if your in America that is…if you’re British, you prefer the word Autumn) As for balance:  “Know you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” You can thank Oprah for that quote …

When it comes to advertising…who matters more?

Facebook will sport a permanent new look  in early September. You may have been toggling in and out of it for a while now.  Soon, it’s a permanent change.  The sell job on it is it’s a cleaner feel with quicker access to many features in a less cluttered way.  I’ve seen comment pieces that it’s presenting a major …

People HATE change…but still use it

Most marketing and business thought leaders will tell you: People hate change. Except about HALF of use love it.  Pocket change that is and we have a BIG shortage. You may think, just use Apple pay, or an app or your credit card.  Data shows still about half of us use cash for transactions under $10.  But due to …