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...

Star Wars Then and Now

There’s another Star Wars movie coming out this winter. Brings to mind the first one that came out in 1977 – 40 years ago. That’s kind of crazy. It also brings to mind how much things have changed… and stayed the same. In 1977 I was in 3rd grade. My parents...