Month: August 2010

Monday

Sundry Mondry Interesting: At high-end stores such as Neiman Marcus and Tiffany, shoppers are demonstrating confidence and spending with vigour. At the other end of the retail spectrum, consumers …

BYCU

After the last two days, I guess I should feel like a breast implant: “A new study suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key …

Thursday

I golf once a year. Today. The 34th annual Mel Scheske Open (f/k/a Scheske Open). Beer last night. Small hangover this morning. Golf starts in a little while.

Wednesday

If Catholics led the good life that I see in my Mormon acquaintances, there would be no other churches. If we could just combine the Mormon goodness that its …

Tuesday

Subways and Stress Learned over the weekend: The New York Subway system was built by private business, but later regulated by the City. The City insisted on preserving the …

Monday

Food and Miscellany Monday Happy Sweet 16th to my eldest daughter, Abbie. If the rest of my daughters come out as well as she has, I’ll be a lucky, …

Brews You Can Use

Returnables: 1960s Style A TDE reader sends this along: Straub Brewery still uses returnable bottles. I thought to myself, “Most breweries use returnable bottles because various states impose a …

Thursday

Rothfus So I’m working late last night. It’s 6:00 and my line starts ringing. I typically don’t pick up, since you never know who you might get (yes, I …

Wednesday

Bullets The Euro crisis wasn’t really a crisis? Just a problem blown into a crisis? “The Treasury was able to unload a lot of debt thanks to “the Greek …