Setting Up Shop

Plinky asked, “If you were going to open up a shop, what would you sell? Food? Cloth­ing? Books?” Books and needle­work items! My for­mer part­ner and I used to dream about open­ing a com­bi­na­tion book/stitching/gaming/coffee shop.  Of course, inde­pen­dent book­stores are near­ly dead, and even Bor­ders is dead now thanks to Ama­zon. Lit­tle needle­work shops have […]

Gratitude 7 April 2012

1) Kids young enough to hunt East­er eggs as many times as they can per­suade some­body to hide them. 2) A nephew will­ing to hide said eggs ’til the younger kids drop. 3) The lit­tlest nephew, too young to under­stand the whole busi­ness of hid­ing and find­ing eggs, but hap­py to run about after the oth­er kids

Laptops and Coffee Shops

Plinky asked,“Should cof­fee shops lim­it the amount of time that lap­top users can occu­py tables? Why or why not? What should the time lim­it be?” That depends on the cof­fee shop and its clien­tele. If a par­tic­u­lar shop isn’t hav­ing a prob­lem, why should it set a lim­it? As the say­ing goes, if it ain’t broke, […]

Playing the Lottery

Plinky asked, “Do you ever pur­chase lot­tery tick­ets? Have you ever won?” I don’t ever pur­chase them — nev­er have, can’t imag­ine that I ever will. I agree with who­ev­er called them “a tax on peo­ple who are bad at math.” I read some­where that in one of the recent lot­ter­ies that reached some huge award […]

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