Friday, February 3, 2017

The Trades

Heating & Lighting

“I am either in the heating business or the lighting business. Every column or blog has to either turn on a lightbulb in your reader’s head — illuminate an issue in a way that will inspire them to look at it anew — or stoke an emotion in your reader’s heart that prompts them to feel or act more intensely or differently about an issue. The ideal column does both.”  

—Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer-winning columnist and author of Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, 2016 (Thanks to alert WORDster Alan Kania) 

Editorial Comment: Union rates?

PeezPix by Ted Pease

I can see clearly now

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