by cygnet-strategies-2022 | Oct 7, 2013 | REBUILDING PLACES
Endless miles of open highway . . . long stretches when the only vehicle you see is the one you’re driving. The scenery is interesting, it may even be spectacular – for an hour – and then the tedium sets in.
by cygnet-strategies-2022 | Jul 7, 2010 | EXPERIENCING PLACES
Did you know that Americans spend nearly a billion dollars a year on fireworks? I didn’t. That’s a ton of money and, I have to admit, my family contributes to the total. Last week there were at least five fireworks stands within walking distance of my house, all offering deals: buy 1/get 1, 2, 3 free or 50% off or buy 10/get 10. It was a buyer’s market.
In a random conversation with one of my neighbors, I learned that he already had about $3,000 in fireworks stored in his garage. Pretty impressive, right? When he told me that was the wholesale price – since he now had his pyrotechnician’s license – I felt like we were moving into the borderline insanity range. Keep reading