Monthly Archives: August 2005

Don’t Kick The Habit

There’s a great sandwich shop a couple of miles from my office. Good food, reasonable prices, friendly service, easy parking. It’s a bit out of the way, but always worth the trip. I never go there anymore. Here’s what happened: One day about a month ago I went by, and as I got out of my car, I saw a big sign on the window: Closed For Renovations: We Will Re-Open On Monday. On Monday I made a special point […] Click to read more…

 

Steal This Newsletter

According to my friends at the Reference Desk of the Boston Public Library, the U.S. retail industry lost $10 Billion in 2004 as a direct result of shoplifting. That’s right, a staggering twenty-seven million dollars a day walks right out the door. Wouldn’t it be great if there were an easy way to put an end to all this? Well, with that in mind — and in an effort to put to bed rumors that I do nothing all summer […] Click to read more…