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August 2019

A Fast Forward and a Slow Rewind

Here’s a riddle for you: What do autonomous vehicles and Woodstock have in common? Stumped? Okay read on and it will all make sense. Let me preface revealing the answer by saying that, when I can, I like to get up really early on Sunday mornings and write my blog for Monday. It’s quiet … it’s just me and the cardinals feasting at the bird feeder … and I don’t feel rushed in writing it. For me, choosing the topic and writing the first sentence are always the hardest part, and the rest just flows. Except this Sunday morning, I am extremely agitated with myself because I have not yet… Read More »

A Week of Firsts

National Intern Day was last Thursday, July 25 and it got me thinking a lot about the value of internships and education and training in our industry. Of course, for the glass and metal industry some internships are called apprenticeships, but the concept is the same: learn by doing. And sometimes what you learn from an internship is not what you expected at all. I am a case in point. At the tender age of 17, I decided I wanted to do “good” for the world. My Dad, who was in insurance, wanted me to be an actuary. In his mind, actuaries were at the top of the insurance food… Read More »

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