Category Archives: 2010 February

News To Make You Furious Blackwater…THE Military Industrial Complex

One of the bedrock principles that still differentiates us from Third World thugocracies is the idea that our military is under civilian control.  Our Founders thought that giving the power to declare war to Congress and leaving the power to … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Dried Tomato Casserole

Here’s a great recipe for the unpredictable month of February.  Not too heavy, not too light, but whole and hearty.  Plus, it’s a great recipe for a make-ahead main course that will save you some kitchen time. (2) 9 oz … Continue reading

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An Evening Out With Tom Dwyer

(A Report Back on our Evenings With Illahee and Bright Neighbor) Last month we told you about two events we were supporting, the Illahee Lecture Series and the Bright Neighbor Community Rally.  Do you ever wonder what goes on with … Continue reading

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Tom Talks Toys

(A Quick Note on the Toyota Recall) I’m not ready to join Ray LaHood and tell you to immediately stop driving your new Toyota. I’m also not on board with those that think this latest problem for Toyota spells the … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Off This Menu

Why Menu Service is Not The Best Service It seems easy to grab a newspaper, circular, or direct mail piece and find a coupon offering everything you need for your 30, 60, or 90-thousand mile vehicle service at a price … Continue reading

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Falling In Love… With A Groundhog

(The lowdown on two February holidays) We all just survived Groundhog’s Day, but amidst the parades, gifts, relatives, and stress it’s too easy to forget the true meaning of the holiday.  Think you know everything about our friend the whistle-pig?  … Continue reading

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Good Corporate Citizens

Here at the shop we’ve always tried to be good corporate citizens, but since the Supreme’s last decision “corporate citizen” has taken on a whole new ugly meaning.  This farce cannot stand in a country “of, by, and for the … Continue reading

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