Steven was a tremendous football fan and a deeply devoted Ohio State fan. Because he cared so passionately for Ohio State, and I have far less allegiance to any team, I tried to get on the Buckeye bandwagon and with him celebrate their joys and commiserate their losses. I’ll admit that since I’ve only ever … More Blogpost #3 in honor of Dr. Steven Bourquin
Blogpost #2 in honor of Dr. Steven Bourquin For about 10 years, Steven had a spectacular black 700 series BMW. He loved that car. He cared for it like a doting father. I asked Steven to teach my children how to wash a car because he did it so meticulously. He shared with me that … More Blogpost #2 in honor of Dr. Steven Bourquin
I’ll comment on this topic once, and then I’ll leave it to female admirers to write any further. Steven was a stunningly attractive man. Whenever I went places with him, all eyes were on us. By “us” of course, I mean “him,” but I could tell people were sometimes looking at me and thinking, “who … More Blogpost #1 in honor of Dr. Steven Bourquin
It’s the time of year again to discuss my least favorite economic subject, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. For the first year since the program began, there is actually some good news. The best news of all is that the only provider here in Robeson County, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North … More Finally, good news on Obamacare
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” begins “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. Four out of 10 Californians are living at or near the poverty line. Others, of course, can be found throughout the United States. Still, what I’d like for you to think about for a … More Prepare, as US overdue for a recession
We are living though more prosperous times than some of you readers have experienced in your lifetimes. What is particularly good and striking about this time is that the economy is even better later in the economic growth cycle. Usually, the best months of a recovery occur shortly after the recession ended. Not in this … More NC at the front of US economic resurgence
This month’s column is an open letter to Amazon to establish its second headquarters (HQ2) here in Robeson County. In my judgment, Amazon made an enormous mistake and demonstrated a lack of vision in crafting the criteria they did for their HQ2, particularly requiring that applicants must be a major metropolitan city of at least … More Why not Robeson County, Amazon?