Sears Moving Towards Bankruptcy?

Update More on the downfall: Sears Holdings Corp. suffered its worst stock decline in more than two years after acknowledging “substantial doubt” about its future, raising fresh concerns about the survival of a company that was once the world’s largest

Vacation in Aruba

We recently returned from our regular pilgrimage to the tropical island of Aruba.  It’s hard to beat the routine 80 degree and sunny days, along with the fine dining in the evenings.  Below are a few photos from our visit,

Unsustainable Government Pensions

Frankly, I don’t know if there is ever a ‘Day of Reckoning’ for government-related ‘mis-economics’, particularly when it is related to employee pensions.  However, there is a pertinent court case emerging in California: The California Supreme Court has agreed to

Visit to Cincinnati Zoo

We haven’t been to the Cincinnati Zoo in almost 20 years, so Missy and I decided to make a visit…   The place is fantastic.  The flora and fauna are beautiful, even in late October; And what a deal!   It’s $15/person

Making Costly Movies

Here is an interesting factoid: The movie ‘Titanic’ (1997) cost more to make than the actual ship (Titanic) that sank. The movie cost $200 million. The actual costs to construct the ship from 1910 to 1912 were $7.5 million. Adjusted

545 People

This is a pretty good rant from Charlie Reese (Hat tip to my buddy, Joe K)… however, one key item that he overlooks is these 535 politicians are part of a representative democracy, and the people have said that they

Bountiful Harvest

It’s that time of year, and the many vegetable plants that I nurtured from seeds are now bearing the results from their ‘pregnant flowers’.  First on the list is the beautiful butterfly that I discovered in my flower garden.  This

California’s Pension Pirates

Are these what people refer to as ‘Pension Pirates’? If public service truly is a sacrifice, then join me in shedding a tear for the 20,900 public workers in California who pulled down more than $100,000 in retirement benefits during