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Beyond the True Believer

Mass movements, and cultural changes in general, are driven by True Believers, people who are committed to their cause with religious zeal. …

Replace the Nonprofit Tax Deduction

One of my long-term irritations with nonprofits is that donors can get deductions for donations to organizations that don’t have as much …

Well, We Warned You

Last September, Columbia Journalism Review reported on American’s low and declining trust in the media. In hope of exposing some reason for …

Economic Notes On Manufacturing

The US has been shedding manufacturing jobs since about 2000. ( Not 1970 as many people believe . )    But, a capital spending …

SoCal Surf Towns Ranked

Here is a list of the top surf towns in Southern California. The list is computed by taking the number of web …

Trying Out Google and Facebook Friend Connect

Would you be my Friend? Here is Google’s Friend Connect Widget: var skin = {}; skin[‘BORDER_COLOR’] = ‘#cccccc’; skin[‘ENDCAP_BG_COLOR’] = ‘#e0ecff’; skin[‘ENDCAP_TEXT_COLOR’] …

Life Before Child

Although I’d never go back, there are a lot of things I did before children ( the boy and the business ) …