Some Common Cents for January 6th 2016

January 11, 2016, by John Norris

Over the holidays, I watched the Will Ferrell movie “Elf” on two occasions. Although I don’t normally like that sort of silly/slapstick humor, there is enough of a story there to make it work. All told, I suppose I have seen the stupid thing a couple dozen times. One scene that always cracks me up occurs the morning after Buddy the Elf has stayed up all night decorating the toy department in anticipation of Santa’s...

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Some Common Cents for January 9th 2015

January 12, 2015, by John Norris

Yesterday, we met with a new client at a German restaurant in Huntsville. He had been an aerospace engineer during his career, and had developed a taste for German food while working on the Skylab and other projects during the 1960s and 1970s. I suppose this was thanks to the large number of Germans the US government shuttled off to northeast Alabama after World War II to work on the space program. The pickled herring...

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