Come in make yourself comfortable, we have cappuccino and biscotti our usual this morning.
This week started with a bang, Monday morning for a while we could not access our site, probably one of those "glitches" that occasionally affects technology. The folks at Squarespace were prompt, and most helpful to find a solution. By late morning it was all sorted out, and back to normal.
In an atmosphere of social media, and transparency at times events, and circumstances are murky (being subtle)...all these folks that should know better, for a myriad of reasons do not know better. If you hang your clothes be it for air, to dry, or for any other reason you might have...as you hang it out...you should mention why its out...and be transparent. Truly fascinating to see folks that should know better trip all over themselves, and keep on tripping all over themselves. What should be a private matter, once it gets aired out in a sloppy fashion, you have to wonder who comes out ahead in such situations.
Its obvious that some folks do not remember a time (a generation ago) of demonstrations, and occupations for a myriad of reasons. The demonstrations at times seemed disorganised, often disheveled, but with time the demonstrations did make made a difference. Informative to see folks seeking change for the 99%....
Our quaterly Canadian Sales Report...here is striking a note, some hot buttons, and is being emulated. Is it the best form of flattery? What do you think?
This week we are experiencing a Chevrolet Sonic 5 door, same as the one jumping...here.
A bunch of old Porsches at the Rennsport Reunion...here.
The other day our thoughts gravitated towards money, and the ongoing demonstrations against some financial institutions. As we were pondering the various apsects of money, we are asking The Colonel to share his thoughts.Especially that he has been around for a longer time....
Q- Colonel what are all these issues with money, why now?
A- Simple...in a capitalistic society like ours money buys freedom.
Q- Buys freedom...that's new?
A- Not new at all...money buys/provides a freedom of thought, expression, mobility....
Q- Are you implying that folks experiencing money challenges have lost a certain freedom.
Q- There a thought process implying that "boomers" are enduring capitalists?
A- Hippies were a boomer phenomenon, being idealistic, seeking a better world was also a "boomer" phenomenon, freedom was a powerful boomer phenomenon....HUGE.
Q- Its not the money, but the freedom?
A- The freedom for example to shop at the dollar store or high line store for the same item...its a great sense of freedom to be able to do either or both, or nothing.
Q- Its seems simplistic...
A- For the sake of brevity...freedom engenders of higher sense of meaning, a higher degree of happiness.
Q- Passion too...
A- Beat me to it....I was getting there...
Q- In a capitalistic society money affords a sense of freedom, to achieve a higher sense of meaning, and happiness...but it can get out of hand.
A- Absolutely...that is a huge problem...when everyone is on an upward or what seems like an upward trajectory the problem is not as obvious. When a good number of folks have seen their money and sense of freedom evaporate as in the past few years...it becomes a problem.
Q- In a capitalistic society there has to be a certain distribution of money to provide an equitable level of freedom, to uphold a balance...
A- Precisely....we better stop here for the time being.