Archives for July 2008

There’s No Basement in the Alamo, Silly!

I was out in Southern California visiting my “little” sister for her 40th birthday two weekends ago, and as usual after a few cocktails out on the patio, the conversation amongst us siblings devolved into quoting lines from our favorite movies. (This is a source of constant bemusement bordering on irritation for our spouses, who […]

Off-Topic Friday: The Starbucks Curse – Is the Party Over?

After my wife and I got out of grad school with our newly minted MBAs from the University of Southern California, we high-tailed it out of Los Angeles to the Northern California town of Burlingame. This was in May of 1992.   At that time, Burlingame was a quiet little town with a slow and […]

Shut UP Already! The Sky IS NOT Falling!

I’m confused. I really am.   I’ve been getting a rash of grief lately from the Chicken Little crowd here over my bullishness about buying suburban rental homes here in Metro Detroit.   They’re running up and down the street like little girls with their dresses up over their heads screaming “The Sky is Falling. […]