The nation’s most shocking midterm election result: NJ2

Posted Leave a commentPosted in New Jersey, News and Politics, Off-Topic

I’m proud that our Money Island marina community has become a model of racial and cultural inclusion just a few miles from a south Jersey KKK stronghold. Yet tonight’s election result shows that we still have a long way to go before we stamp out discrimination from this community. The most shocking election result in […]

A fresh look at my history of online complaints

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Computers and Internet, Off-Topic, Social Media

I reviewed a total of about 20 complaints about my online material. None of these complaints involved tax publications. None were connected to offline activity. None of the complaints resulted in any finding of wrongdoing. I see no other pattern.   If I count the work I did as a teenager raising sweet corn and […]

Online support groups; the concept revisited

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Marketing, Off-Topic, Small Business, technoogy

My business was boosted incredibly by online support groups for decades. In fact, I can easily say that my past businesses like Medsave (sold in 2008) and OnlineAdviser / OnlineNavigator (no longer active), would not have been successful on building to tens of thousands of users in the 1990s and early 2000s without this online peer […]

Cumulative effects of coastal flooding

Posted 1 CommentPosted in aquaculture, Off-Topic, Real Estate

How I concluded that my township would go bankrupt and what I’m doing about it This blog post is written on the eve of hurricane Harvey’s expected strike on the lowlands of the Texas gulf coast. It is written in response to a peer CPA’s inquiry yesterday on how I concluded that the combined effect […]

The education divide in political leadership

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Leadership, News and Politics, Off-Topic, Values

This presidential election cycle, more than any other event or time period in my lifetime, has highlighted the growing divide between people with different levels of formal academic education. The battle is playing out now in my home state and, I think, deserves more discussion despite the obvious risk of backlash.  I consider myself to be […]

Pennsylvania divided

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Accounting, News and Politics, Off-Topic, Small Business

The election discussion is drawing attention to the widening political divide between my two major client groups. Nate Silver, writing for fivethirtyeight.com says “eastern Pennsylvania is becoming more Democratic while western Pennsylvania is becoming more Republican”. This confirms the trend that I noticed that even seems to be affecting my business practice. This graphic shows the […]

Impressions of Maine’s coastal region

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Hobbies, Leadership, Off-Topic, Travel

How Maine’s coast made me better appreciate New Jersey’s Delaware Bay region I spent this past week in Bar Harbor, Maine in the middle of the state’s coastal zone looking for different ecotourism ideas and approaches to help inspire the rebuilding of our wrecked economy at New Jersey’s Delaware Bay shore community at rural Money […]

Unhelpful vs. antagonistic government actions against Money Island

Posted 1 CommentPosted in News and Politics, Off-Topic

Untangling the bureaucratic mess that hampers Sandy recovery is undoubtedly a complicated task. A number of well-intentioned people continue to work on the issue bet we’ve not seen any results here at the tiny community of Money Island NJ. From a pragmatic perspective we can break down the problems we face at Money Island into two […]