Vicious Cycle

When COVID hit last year, most businesses had to shut down, including gyms. When people could no longer get into the fitness center to work out, many of them invested in equipment for their homes. Some of those folks purchased equipment from Peloton. The New York City-based company was launched with help from a Kickstarter […]

Read More

Keep Your Charges to a Minimum

I caught an episode of ‘Happy Days’ the other night on cable. Richie, Ralph Malph, Potsie and the Fonz were eating at Arnold’s Diner, the gang’s usual hangout. Looking back at the happy days when I was in high school, Butch’s Pizza was our Arnold’s – we hung out there all the time and ate […]

Read More

Surcharges are going Viral

Last week, our family was really craving some burgers. So I went to fire up the grill, and we were completely out of propane. I ran to the gas station to swap tanks and realized it was the first time I was in a store since the pandemic started. We’ve used the curbside shopping features […]

Read More

Lawsuits Are Going Viral

It seems like all I’ve been writing about lately is COVID-19, but just like the virus is causing huge changes in all of our lives, it’s making drastic changes in the legal world, too. Like most families, our kids have had numerous events canceled. My daughter was supposed to go to Florida over Spring Break […]

Read More

Can’t Buy Me Love

Saturday, October 19 marks this year’s Sweetest Day. According to Hallmark.com, Sweetest Day is “simply a reminder that a thoughtful word, deed or small gift enriches the life of the recipient as well as the person giving it.” Sweetest Day was purportedly established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1922 by a committee of 12 confectioners. The […]

Read More

Make a Federal Case Out of It

When I was in law school, I would look forward to coming home from class every day to unwind in my apartment. The first thing I would do was check my mailbox to see if I got a letter from my then-girlfriend now-wife. I would usually get a letter from her about once a week. […]

Read More

Out of Sync

I am a huge, huge fan of KISS. My buddies and I have gone to see the ‘Hottest Band in the World’ at least five times. One time we saw them at the St. Paul Civic Center, and we went in full makeup. My friend, Tree, was Gene Simmons, Greg was Ace Frehley, Jason was […]

Read More

Cash Isn’t King?

When I was a kid I remember when we would go to the grocery store and we would pay cash for our wares. It was a big deal when the store started accepting checks. Then, a few years later, the store started accepting credit cards. As a business owner, I’m not too fussy about how […]

Read More

Call Porsche 911

While channel surfing the other night, I caught the classic Seinfeld episode ‘The Parking Space.’ This installment revolves around Jerry hosting a group of friends to his apartment to watch a championship boxing match. Kramer invites his friend Mike Moffit who confides in him that he thinks Jerry is a phony. Apparently, Mike is not […]

Read More

Don’t Monkey Around with Warnings

As many readers know, I am a huge fan of movies. That’s why every year I look forward to Black Friday shopping where I can snag huge deals on Blu Rays and DVDs. This year I grabbed some awesome flicks, including ‘Kong: Skull Island.’ The movie is set in the 1970s at the close of […]

Read More