Author Archives: Art Johnson

Happy Thanksgiving

A Brief History of Thanksgiving While prayers of thanks for a successful harvest have occurred in various civilizations for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, the English tradition became formalized in the Reformation during the reign of Henry VIII in 1536. … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day…Leave Us All Enjoy It!

Words of Wisdom from One-Eyed Jack This morning I was enjoying my morning coffee. It was a typical cool November morning in Arizona with all the promises of a mid-seventies afternoon. I thought to myself. “It's a beautiful day in … Continue reading

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Why Make A Paper List

Do you make lists? Here are some paperless options. I'm working on going paperless. One of the outcomes of going paperless is getting rid of paper notebooks such as Moleskines that serve as a repository for a variety of lists: … Continue reading

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Carving a Turkey

Choose your Turkey Carving Method or How I Learned to Carve a Turkey on YouTube. I have spent several Thanksgivings struggling with big birds, trying to teach myself everything I never wanted to know about carving a turkey. Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Beverage Dispensers for the Home

We've Come a Long Way Baby From Maytag's Skybox to the Dacor Wine Station Launched somewhere around 2003-2004, the Maytag Skybox home beverage dispenser could dispense either bottles or cans. With a distinct sports theme (you could order panels for … Continue reading

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GE Attempt at Deception Doesn’t Fool Anyone

Shocking Overstatement by GE in Leading Trade Magazine   The Nov. 2014 Retail Observer has a two-page GE ad/editorial pronouncing- “GE Appliances is committed as ever to serving our customers and helping them grow their business.” They must be kidding. … Continue reading

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An Old Appliance Name: Chambers

Chambers Ranges and the Famous Daisy Burner This is a real blast from the past. I don’t remember much about Chambers Ranges and cooktops. They were purchased by KitchenAid back in the mid-1980’s. (At the time KitchenAid brand was part … Continue reading

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Employee Dress and Appearance at Starbucks

Tattoos OK…Jewelry Not So Much There’s been so much blather on social media about the recently announced Starbucks’ Dress Code, I wanted to see for myself what this dress code actually says. I looked it up, and I’ve attached the … Continue reading

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Management Advice

Peter Drucker’s Wisdom As I review my previous blogs, a brief blog referring to one of Peter Drucker’s famous quotes shows up in my top 10 blogs, no matter how I seem to sort them. It’s at least partly because … Continue reading

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What do you want in an insurance policy?

Need Insurance? Get these provisions on your new policy. Ask your agent to make sure that any insurance policy he offers you has these provisions. Do you think they are reasonable requests? -Your children can remain on your policy up … Continue reading

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