A Few Things I Learned Running A Restaurant

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   … truly being here is so...
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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

A Few Things I Learned Running A Restaurant

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   … truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all. Once for each thing.... read more

Do We Really Need This Tax Cut? Just Askin’

  [Click on Blue links for sources more information]   NOTE:  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife celebrate the first batch of dollar bills with his signature in the Feature Picture above.  Mnuchin, who supports the current tax cut, made millions... read more

Shy Red

  [Click on BLUE links for sources or more information]   In this age, the mere example of nonconformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach,... read more

Trompudo’s Revolution

  [Click on BLUE links for sources or more information]   Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.  Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach   Progress is not a straight line, there’s going to be moments in... read more

Keeping the Peace During the Holidays

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information.]   “The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.”  Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part One   “You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose... read more

Death and Taxes

  [Click on BLUE link for sources and more information]   Nothing in this world can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin   The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.... read more

Launch Day

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   This is going to be a different sort of post for me.  I’m writing on a subject I know nothing about, a boat launch.  I know very little about boats and avoid them when I can since I get terribly... read more

Inside the Hologram

[Click on the BLUE links for sources and further information]   The Vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my Vision’s Greatest Enemy. Thine has a great hook nose like thine; Mine has a snub nose like to mine. Thine is the friend of All Mankind; Mine speaks in... read more

Loving Animals in Their Proper Place

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   There is at least one thing I agree on with Donald Trump:  “Donald was not a dog fan.”  As a Godless liberal and unrepentant elitist, I have no plans (nor does Donald) to add a pet to my family in... read more

Buying A Suitcase In Oaxaca

  [Click on BLUE LINKS for sources and information]   When we arrived at our B&B in Oaxaca at around midnight it was lightly raining.  After a quick check-in with our friend Juan, I was pulling our largest red suitcase across the courtyard and up a step... read more

What is the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters?

  [Click on BLUE LINKS for further information and sources]   It depends on what the meaning of “is” is.  Bill Clinton   [Note: Make sure to read the last paragraph all the way to the bottom.]   Before I was a restaurateur, before I was a financial... read more