The Value of the Human Touch

Maybe you’ve seen the new elevators that use touchscreens to call them. I got on one recently and there were no buttons inside. The elevator already knew the floor I needed to go to and it sent me there. I kind of miss the buttons. When it comes to new technology, I’m...

The Potato Chip Principle

About ten years ago I heard an interesting question. At what age do people buy the most potato chips?  I thought maybe when they are in college. The answer? Forty-five. That sounded kind of strange. What is it about middle age that brings on the munchies? Forty-five...

2018: The Fruit Salad Year

This is the time of year the pundits tell us what’s coming for the year ahead, what styles will be in, where the economy is headed, what the hit summer movie will be. I claim no ability to see what’s coming tomorrow. But it’s fun to take stock of where we are and...