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Happy Veterans Day!

For those who’ve served, “Happy Veterans Day!” Some vets bristle a bit when people thank them for their service on  Memorial Day, because that’s not what the day is for. However, that’s exactly what Veterans Day is for. From the US Department of Defense: “Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day. A lot of Americans […]

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1776 – A Revolutionary Year, A Good Book

Thanks to many in 1776, Happy Independence Day! We wouldn’t be in a position to extend “Happy Independence Day” wishes without the revolutionary efforts of many in 1776.  It was a revolutionary year, and it is a good book. Written by David McCullough, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book reads like a novel.  We […]

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Memorial Day 2020

This Memorial Day 2020 weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer, will be different than we’re used to. Usually, my wife and I attend a nice solemn ceremony held by our Legion post. Our plans have changed. Whatever your tradition is, it’s likely impacted somehow by the COVID19 crisis. This, from NPR.org: U.S. government buildings, military […]

Do we really remember?

I remember hearing about the first tower on the radio on my way to work. At the office, we tuned in to watch news coverage. It seemed like a terrible, freak accident. Then the second plane hit and we all knew it was no accident. We always say “Never Forget”, but 18 years is a […]

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our military. Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays. Memorial Day honors those who died in service of their country.   Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.    If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day! 2018 […]

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Computer Buying Guide: Minimum Standards for Business PC Purchases

Computer Buying Guide – August 2018 My friends and relatives, as well as clients, look at us as their “computer buying guide.”  They often ask for advice when buying a new desktop or laptop/tablet.   Here are some general guidelines that I go by: Here are the main elements to consider in a computer buying guide:   […]

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2018 Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday

2018 Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday Hi everybody, and welcome to the 2018 Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday!      By now, you should have heard about the Wisconsin sales tax holiday.  From August 1st, 2018 through August 5th, 2018, certain sales within Wisconsin are exempt from sales tax. Clothing – $75 or less per item School supplies […]

Facebook Privacy Settings

The classic Facebook privacy hoax made a comeback recently.  While posting some “declaration of  privacy” doesn’t do diddly, there are some steps you should take to be relatively safe.  If you really want to keep your information private, DON’T join Facebook!  In fact, don’t use e-mail either, but that’s another story. Facebook Privacy Settings in detail: […]

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