Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

You know it’s going to be an interesting start to the week when hear both “Raindays and Mondays” and “Manic Monday” on your five minute drive to work, which is exactly what happened to me this morning. Sure makes you want to get out of the car and start the week. So with that in mind, just a few random thoughts for this week:

Thought 1: A Gift

I have had some very lovely correspondence during the past few days with one Jason Archinaco, son of the late Frank Archinaco, who recently came across the article I wrote about his Dad, the late former PPG/PGW executive. Anyone who knew Frank Archinaco, knew of his love for golf and Jason was kind enough to share this link from a story written about his father shortly after his passing. I think you will enjoy reading the story of his love of golf here and thanks for sharing it Jason.

 Thought 2. A Good Impression

I was very impressed with the government in Toronto as it attempts to work its way through the whole glass balcony issue there. (We’ve been covering this extensively on The Toronto City Council passed a series of measures last week that includes the following language:

Direct the chief building official and executive director, Toronto Building to advise Industry Canada, Canadian Glass Association, the Safety Glazing Certification Council and the Glass Association of North America (GANA) of the results of the City’s analysis of glass panel safety in balcony guards and encourage these organizations to communicate and coordinate a comprehensive review of compliance safety standards for the manufacturing of non-metallic product used to produce architectural glazing materials.

Hats off to Toronto for really studying the issue enough to understand the groups and players with which it should be communicating.

Thought 3–Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Okay, is it me or has the Christmas and Holiday season turned into the most crass overly commercialized one ever? In past years at least there was a whisper of what it was really about … but not any more. Just ask that really annoying red-tracksuited hysterical women in the ads for Target. Christmas now is a burden, it is something to get through, get done, get finished, like a big bad though timed exam. Christmas, it seems, has nothing to do with Christmas any more. Which is the real shame of it all, after all. As you can tell, that Target woman drives me nuts. How about you? Do you have any commercial of the season that getting under your skin. Drop me a line and let me know and maybe we will take a survey and award a “debbie” to the most annoying one.

Have a less manic rest-of-the-week,