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Working the Gig!

We hear it all over the news and social media today, it is the current buzzword, and the current lightening rod for debate - the Gig Economy. You hear on the news of Uber drivers ‘striking’ for better pay. That these ‘employees’ are being exploited for profit. That the companies are ‘skirting’ labor laws and should be punished, fined, or forced to change to meet the needs of the workers. Read More…

Ford Driving Skills For Life

My Daughter recently turned 16 and is diligently working to get her driver’s license. As any parent of a teen driver can tell you, this is one of the most contradiction inducing situations you may ever face as a parent. On one front, you are absolutely terrified that the kid who can’t even seem to find the ketchup in the pantry is going to be driving a 2 ton hunk of steel at 60 mph down a highway with hundreds of other idiots all around her. And on the other, you look forward to the day when you do not have to drive her or her brother to every single practice, class, lesson, trip or endeavor in the world. Finally a little free time you have earned… Read More…

a LOOOOONG time coming

The title of this post has multiple meanings. First, it has been a great long while since I have even posted on my blog. There are a myriad of reasons for that - but they all boil down to time. Or how little of it I have had to write. Second, it is in reference to a massive change in my life that has been building inside me for years, and has finally been put into action. Finally, the title reflects the very long time I spent building and growing a company, and the process it took to separate my identity and self worth from that of the company. Read More…

Lets just wait and see...

Today was the big announcement. Cincinnati is (finally??) getting the invitation to the MLS. Yippee! We are going to have three major league sports in our small city, putting us on the field with just a few other in the country. And yet I have to ask…why? Read More…

Watching dread...

If you follow pop culture at all you have heard the term “jump the shark”. This comes from the infamous Happy Days episode when Fonzie jumped over a pool of sharks on waterskis. But it has become known as the moment that Happy Days took a turn that it would never recover from. It was the episode that indicated the end was near. Today that term is used to describe anytime a show hits that point of becoming just plain stupid or irrelevant. When it finally goes from great entertainment to ridiculous attempts to milk the franchise for any last drop of revenue. It is almost always applied in retrospect. You generally don't know the ‘jump the shark’ moment until several episodes or even seasons later. Read More…
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