Rest in power @1pissedPolack

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, Off-Topic, Social Media, Values, Writing

Amy Jean Wojtaszek, age 44, of Aberdeen, Maryland died this past weekend. I knew her only on Twitter as @1pissedPolack where she was a powerful activist with over 44,000 followers. I was just one of them, often amazed by her world view. But I actually cried when I read a eulogy that said “rest in […]

Enough with the immigration lies

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

Introduction: My background with immigration is working with construction, agricultural and fisheries businesses in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania that use immigrants for the majority of their work force. I know dozens of these workers who came here legally on work visas and are still waiting for their extension paperwork. Ironically, some of them […]

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, technology

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 In fact, I can easily say that my past businesses like Medsave (sold in 2008) and OnlineAdviser / OnlineNavigator (no longer active), would not have been successful on building to tens of thousands of users in the 1990s and early 2000s without this online peer […]

The education divide in political leadership

Posted 5 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 […]