Category Archives: Education

It’s that time of year again!


As a child, the last week of August was always rather depressing.  Sure I wasn’t in school, but I would be soon.  I would go through the motions of enjoying my last week of whatever camp I was attending, but … Continue reading

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Das is aber ein guttes idea!


I came across an article in the New York Times this weekend that I thought you might like to read.  It concerns efforts in South Carolina to promote apprenticeship programs to train young people for jobs in manufacturing such as … Continue reading

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What children fear more than anything else.


The memory of them still haunts me. I would be in the middle of my summer vacation.  The vacation seemed like it could go on forever. And then “it” would arrive. The dreaded Back to School circular. Upon its arrival, my … Continue reading

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Take your pick


I love to eat. I love buffets, but I always tend to eat a bit too much.  I just can’t restrain myself from taking that last prawn or piece of sushi. Still, there are worse problems. I have a bit … Continue reading

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The road not taken


I came across a very thoughtful post by Stacey Wagner at the Manufacturing Innovation Blog.  In it, Ms. Wagner discusses the difficulty a lot of small manufacturers are having finding qualified members of our extended American family able to work … Continue reading

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What a great idea!


As you know if you have read any of my posts, my primary reason for advocating buying American is to create solid jobs for members of our extended American family.  Well a couple of weeks ago my wife and I were … Continue reading

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Wanted: Round pegs for round holes


If I told you that there are 600,000 manufacturing jobs going begging in this country would you believe me?  Well it appears there are.  And the reason there are is a mismatch between the skills required for the jobs and the skills of … Continue reading

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