Happy Holidays

Dear Santa: This year I would like an additional 15 hours a month.  I certainly think it's a reasonable ask, since if you would just give me an extra 1/2 hour a day, I could really do a lot more for mankind. First off, I'd write on this blog more often, and while that doesn't seem like it's really going to benefit society that much, follow me …

Happy Thanksgiving

Well Happy Thanksgiving, aka "Shopping Season Eve".  I thought it was a good time to remember the early days of Thanksgiving, as described by my Grand Papa Ernest.  Grandpapa swore that his Grandpapa's Grandpapa was there.  With a giant glass of Wild Turkey in one hand, he would gather the kids and happily relive the tale of the…

Rich Kline vs the Vineman

(Updated version – more updates to come with more pictures) So the staff hit the road for Healdsburg, CA this weekend, to cover the Sonoma Vineman Ironman Triathlon. In one corner – a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race and 26.2 mile run in scorching 95 degree heat. In the other corner - Rich Kline, a mild-mannered financial advisor from Phoenix …

Mariners Offer Apologies, Announce They’ll Work With Season Ticket Holders to Salvage Season

Don't you wish you'd see a story like this come from Safeco Field?Mariners Offer Apologies, Announce They'll Work With Season Ticket Holders to Salvage Season SEATTLE - Seattle Mariners President Chuck Armstrong made a ground-breaking apology to Mariners fans today, promising changes will be made and optimistically promoting the 2009 season."O…

If We Bought Cars the Way We Choose a Presidential Candidate

(Before anyone gets upset, most of this is tongue in cheek...)So, the latest ABC debate was such a debacle, for just a second, I want to think about what would happen if we tried to decide which car to buy in the same way we think about who to vote for.Let's say the most important 3 issues in a car are cost, safety and style.  And let's say th…

An Email from Mark Cuban to David Stern

So, here's the email I'd love to see from Mark Cuban to David Stern.....To: kingdavid@nba.comFrom: mark.cuban@dallsmavs.comSubject: WTF?David:Hey long time no talk.  I really miss our meetings in New York where we talk fines.  It's my fault - I've been busy with the kid and all.  Hopefully I'll be more feisty in 2009 and get to see y…