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Thrown Under the Bus – Part 7: The Color of No Authority

Last weekend, I had a chance to catch up with two colleagues, Olivia and Stacie. During our conversation, this question was presented from Olivia: Is “color of authority” a legal term? Each of us acknowledged having heard the term or expression used before. I googled it and the search engine returned over a half million … Continue reading

Remember, Small Business Saturday is November 24, 2018

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I would be remiss if I didn’t’ remind my readers of this blog that Small Business Saturday is almost here. Small Business Saturday was conceived by American Express and first launched in 2010 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The idea was to encourage everyone to support local shops … Continue reading

U.S. Gas Prices Are Higher and Lower For Thanksgiving 2018

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and we are in the middle of a mad travel dash here in the U.S. Many of my fellow Americans have already reached their destinations for this holiday week, while others are finally heading out the doors to join family members and friends to honor this annual tradition. AAA has predicted that … Continue reading

Numbers: Recounting Some Ballots of the 2018 Midterm Election

It’s one week later, and I feel like we are still living through the November 6, 2018 midterm election. In some ways we are. In a few states some races have been deemed too close to call and election workers and volunteers are still counting ballots. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to hear on Tuesday, … Continue reading

Numbers: Stats for Veterans Day 2018

Today, November 12, 2018, is Veteran’s Day (observed) in the United States. The first Veterans Day was observed on November 11, 1919 which marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I (WWI). Veterans Day honors military veterans with a variety of events that include parades, speeches and talks, volunteer activities, and remembrance … Continue reading

Numbers: Another Mass Shooting, 12 Dead – Is This The Norm?

I awoke this morning, like so many others, to hear of another mass shooting here in the United States. Twelve victims, including a sheriff’s sergeant, are dead. The shooter is also dead. The details are sketchy, but here’s what I’ve been able to decipher about this most recent event:  When – Wednesday evening, November 7, … Continue reading