The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker


"Poppa's Got a Brand New Bag"

If you’re near my age you know the song – you can visualize the explosion of energy, electricity, and emotion that was James Brown. Research for this title took about 30 seconds on the Internet. From Songfacts I learned that, “A ‘bag’ is slang for a way of doing something or a kind of lifestyle. In this song, Brown is singing about how he's come up with something new.” This article is about a new “bag” – me and my “new bag” and Jason who is just starting to design his new “bag” – our new lives and lifestyles.

Making Money and Having Fun - An Ideal or a Result?

I’ve been writing columns and articles (these were the Stone Age [pre-Internet] equivalent to Blogs) for thirty plus years. I’ve never before established a pre-requisite for reading any of these collections of words on paper. Today I’d like to suggest one - before reading further, please review my December 11, 2008 posting on this blog ( - One Word on New Year’s Resolutions.

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