January 1, 2013: More Obamacare Burdens Kick In

Now the fun begins: The IRS noted that employers may rely on the proposed regulations for guidance until final regulations are issued. In addition, the IRS posted a questions and answers document on its Web site Friday to explain the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act and the new proposed regulations. Under…

2012 In Review: How The Blog Did

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 1,300,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 24 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than…

How Will Our History Be Written?

While surveying our contemporary cultural, political and economic landscape, I’ve been thinking about how our actions and the actions of our culture will be remembered. There is no argument that we face a challenge of global proportions, one that goes far beyond our physical borders and it also transcends time. As we pass through these…

Total Number Of School Shootings In 1965 – Zero

And yet, we have these disturbing images from the 1964 Sears Christmas Wish Book: For those of you who are like me and “of a certain age”, there is a wonderful archive of catalogs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s here. A look through these will show you just how much our society has changed…