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The Business Doctor

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Management A Little of This and That

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Did You Know?

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Once upon a time, the Electoral College was not controversial. As some of the states became heavily populated they felt they were not being represented, as they would like. They wanted the Constitution changed to electing the President and Vice-President by popular vote. They argued that every governor is elected by popular vote.

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention asked themselves the same question in 1787 but rejected the idea. Some delegates wanted the legislators to elect the President especially Roger Sherman from Connecticut. James Wilson called for a popular vote and George Mason of Virginia thought the Senators should select the President. Later Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts thought the Governors should make the selection. On July 25, James Madison proposed electors.

 

 

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04
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The Business Doctor: Battle-Tested

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Music and math is universal. Saying yes or no is universal. Human survival and wanting a better life is universal. Poor and rich is universal. Getting to a better life is where we all have a challenge. If you are going to move from one stage to the next, you need to surround yourself with people that’s battle tested. People who can take a punch and give a punch. My co-author for this article says, Never be afraid to live your best life, because we only get one. Dierdre Thurman is the owner and president of Mission Squad Music an up incoming record label based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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04
Jul
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Hey, Let’s Talk! Caponata Sounds Italian right?

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Sounds Italian right? Right! Janis from South La. was upset with me for writing about those good vegetarian dishes and following up with a meat filled BBQ column so she sent me several great sounding Italian vegetarian recipes. I want to tell you all about them, but first I have some questions to answer about last week’s BBQ Baked Beans.

Wed
26
Jun
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The Farm Wife

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Tip 10 - The Art of Barter

Sometimes realize that we have things we no longer need or can use. There are days when the chickens lay so many eggs, our refrigerator can’t hold even a slice of processed cheese. We know we can sell our extras, but some days we opt for the old fashioned way of dealing with this.

A couple of years ago, my bee mentor swapped me a lesson on capturing bees for several jars of my Carrot Cake Jam. I love to barter eggs for produce we can’t grow. The Country Boy barters tractor maintenance for usage of equipment he doesn’t have. There are so many items and services that can be used as bartering, and it is a win/win situation for all involved. Learning the art of bartering is a good way to stretch your budget and obtain items you need or services that you simply cannot do for yourself.

Wed
26
Jun
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Did You Know?

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July 4, 1776 marked the formal beginning of the American Revolution and we celebrate it as our national birthday, but the fighting with England was well underway. The famous “Shots Heard ‘Round The World” had already been fired at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge. Earlier Americans had spilled blood from Quebec to Charleston. George Washington was in the field commanding the Continental Army when all hopes of reconciling with England slipped away.

In early June the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia had debated breaking from the Mother Country. It appointed a committee to draft a document that would explain to the world the need for such action. The delegates knew that if they proclaimed independence the English would view them as traitors. They were putting their lives and their honor on the line. The committee wanted it clearly understood why it was necessary to be free of English rule.

Wed
12
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Did You Know?

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June 14, known as Flag Day, is one of our most honored and important patriotic days of our country. Of course, July 4th is more important but read on.

June 14 is the birthday of the American Army. On that date in 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United States Colonies. The following year, American declared its independence from British rule and just a year later, on June 14, 1777 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting the flag of the United States. To commemorate that occasion and honor our nation Americans have celebrated June 14 as Flag Day ever since.

 

 

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Wed
12
Jun
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Pat’s Chat

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Sunday the 9th was Milton Smith’s 83rd birthday. Terry Gene took him out to eat Friday. I also made him a plate of fudge, which is his favorite. Sunday Jeanette and Milton Smith, Glynda Cawthorn and I went to Center and ate Chinese food.

I’ve been trying to clean out some places that I have stacked back. I got into the utility room Friday. Only worked about 30 minutes and then have to rest.

The Gannon reunion was held Saturday at the Dave Means Building in Grand Cane. They said there were about 50 or so attending. Gyndell Henry and I went by to say hi to everyone. We had been up to the Grand Cane trade days. They had lots of food with different items for sale. Got to see a lot of people.

 

 

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Wed
12
Jun
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Hey, Let’s Talk!

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Emily Weinstein was talking about dill, her new favorite herb, in her weekly NYT column “5 Weeknight Dishes”. She says one reason she likes it is because fresh dill is so light and feathery. AND the dill rice dish she tells us about, Shaveed Polo, from Nag Deravian’s Persian cookbook “Bottom of the Pot” is, “(…) the most fragrancemaking, most joy-delivering and most mood- altering pot of rice you’ll ever eat.” She adds that with fava or lima beans this dish turns into Baghali Polo which is supposed to be pretty good, too.

 

 

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Wed
05
Jun
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Pat’s Chat

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I’m sorry about my chat. I visited with Elaine Whitten and she got on to me and said she couldn’t keep up with what’s going on. I had gone down to Orange a week ago to sit with Shirley Gordon. She was in the hospital in Beaumont with pneumonia. They kept her in for six days. Her son-in-law, Bill Harvey, had kidney surgery on the 30th in Houston but is doing great. I came home by way of Lufkin to watch West Sabine’s playoff game in softball. They won by a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 7th. Then they got beat in Austin by 6-5 in the finals. Tommy and Lorie Hall’s granddaughter Haley plays for that team. She won MVP for offense. Juana Countryman, my niece, in Port Arthur retired after 32 years of teaching. Her dad, Joe Hughes, went down for her retirement dinner. He also went back to spend Memorial Day with his children.

Stanley had a basketball camp last week with about 30 children participating. They are also now playing summer basketball.

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