Copyrights and Permissions

In the world of intellectual property and copyrights, the common thought is: “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than get permission.”  Well… according to a posting from Eugene Volokh (Professor of Law at UCLA), this may not always be the case: “When

English Majors in College

This is an interesting article from Phyllis Schlafly, entitled “Advice To College Students: Don’t Major in English”…  It ties in very nicely with my recent posting on comparative literature.  For example, she notes: “When the classics are assigned, they are

Retail Banking Experiences

My family was previously a customer of KeyBank (formerly known as Society Bank) for almost 25 years.  We had our safety deposit box located at the Vandalia, Ohio branch and conducted almost all of our transactions at this location.  In addition, both

Interesting Scientific Predictions

While researching the current state-of-the-art in concurrent engineering, I came across an interesting list of prognostications, which today obviously look ridiculous.  These famous people actually made these statements: 1) “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles H.

Business in Arizona Desert

I’ve just returned from a business trip to Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona…  This is my fourth time in the last four years that I’ve ended up in the Arizona desert in August.  The temperatures in Phoenix on Wednesday reached 117