In April, 2005, I created my own blog site as a way to entertain myself and a handful of friends and family members online. My inspiration came from a buddy of mine named Paul Shields, a comedian/song writer/meth lab disposal technician, who was gracious enough to allow me to contribute to his hilarious blog from
“How do you sustain a business model in which customers don’t pay for your service?” ~ Senator Orrin Hatch “Uh, Senator, we sell ads.” ~ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg My oldest sister Tracy has been on Facebook for about a decade. She has had a personal page, a professional page for her real estate sales and listed
Two weeks ago, I implored local citizens and Journal readers to vote for the Southern Boone School District’s no-tax-increase bond issue to raise funds for the purpose of improving facilities at three of our four campuses. As you can imagine, I was both relieved and proud that the measure passed. To those 869 people who
I kicked off my delightful weekend this past Friday evening with a couple of hours of high school baseball. There is nothing like a warm spring evening at the ballpark, watching the Eagles win an exciting, fast-paced high school game – and let me tell you, this was nothing like that. Oh, sure, the Eagles
Most people who own classic automobiles will tell you that part of the charm of owning older vehicles is the constant tinkering they require in order to keep them serviceable. I am not one of those people. That being said, I did, with help from William Duncan at Carquest Auto Parts of Ashland, solve the
As a college business student, I learned very little about Principles of Accounting I and II, but I learned a lot about Economics, Micro-Economics and International Economics. The business school at my university did not especially appreciate my choice of specialization, which is why I was encouraged to change my major after two years. “Preferably
When you go to the polls on Tuesday, April 3, to vote on the Southern Boone County R-I School District’s no-tax-increase bond issue to finance an expansion of our community’s educational facilities, please bear in mind the following facts. The current number of students sitting in Ashland classrooms on any given day exceeds the total
High school baseball opened for the Eagles this past Friday and the St. Louis Cardinals, and other lesser teams, will begin play tomorrow. Opening Day. No other sport has Opening Day like baseball. Football has “Game 1” and basketball has…well, they just roll the ball out there and start not playing defense in the NBA.
I have had the pleasure of serving as the art teacher at Southern Boone County Primary School since last December, when my good friend Bree Lindsey began her maternity leave. Without reservation, I can honestly say that it has been the single most rewarding (and exhausting) professional experience of my entire life. However, as the
As an investor, I really blew this one. Back in 2007, I had a chance to make an investment that would have provided me a guaranteed – absolutely, positively guaranteed return of 18%. And I blew it. I didn’t pull the trigger and begin hoarding the asset I utilize in this business every single month.