Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pay-to-Play Athletics - a New Concept for 2021

Crain's Detroit Business - January 11

 When I was in high school, nearly 50 years ago, we were introduced to a new concept in high school sports, "pay-to-play." Tight budgets meant there was little or no funding for athletic programs. If you wanted to play, you (your parents) paid a fee so that you could participate. Fast forward to 2021 and the Michigan legislature has OK'd paying college athletes for the use of their likeness and/or numbers. A whole new concept in "pay-to-play" for a new generation! I wonder how this might change recruiting as well. "I can promise you'll start as a freshman, AND you'll get an endorsement deal with the area's largest automotive dealer group!"

That's the Point! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

OK, 2021 - No Pressure!

Crain's Detroit Business - December 14

After the painful disaster that was 2020, we all have great expectations of the New Year. Better health - including several COVID-19 vaccines, an economic recovery that puts families back on stable financial ground, and a return to some kind of recognizable "normalcy" (whatever that will look like) in how we work and go to school. Let's not set ourselves up for disappointment, OK? This disaster wasn't wrought in a day, or a week, or even a month; so fixing it all will take some time. Let the new kid get his footing before we start railing about what he's NOT getting done.
That's the Point! 


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Today's Cartoon: 'Connection Refused by Ho-Ho-Host'

The News-Herald, December 6

During this pandemic, almost everything takes place "virtually" online. That makes us all - even Santa - even more dependent on our software. I wonder how the internet connection is at the North Pole?

That's the Point!


Monday, December 7, 2020

Cartoon of the Week: Dining Out(side)

Crain's Detroit Business - November 30

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined "dining out," especially during periods like now, when indoor dining is not an option. Add winter weather, and "dining out" becomes a completely different  experience. Before deciding on appetizers and drinks, you need to decide on how many layers are necessary for comfort.
That's the Point!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Cartoon of the Week: Sick of Personal Freedom?

Crain's Detroit Business - November 16

 I value personal freedom. I really do. But I also value my health, and the health of my family and friends, and the health of my community, and the health of ... well, you get it - I value health. And I think protecting everyone's health during this pandemic doesn't mean a surrender of personal freedom. Wear a mask. Participate in contact tracing if necessary. Abide by the measures in place to keep us all safe and healthy. Let's focus on a common goal: Living through this damned pandemic! Then, when it's over, we can get back to normal - fighting over everything, but doing it without the risk of spreading a potentially deadly virus.
That's the Point!  

Monday, July 27, 2020

The COVID-19 Era - Redefining 'Travel Size'

Crain's Detroit Business - July 27

In this era of COVID-19, the very few places I go, I always carry my 2 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer. Consider the challenge to business travelers today - the personal size containers allowed in carryon luggage are hardly sufficient for a business trip. As we manage our lives through this pandemic, it's time to redefine "travel size!"
That's the Point!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Can't Mask the Truth

Crain's Detroit Business - July 13
Why, as we're knee-deep in a pandemic, has mask wearing become a socio-political issue, instead of a health issue? Arguing will not persuade deniers - I've tried. It just makes them more agitated and - in some cases - boarder line violent. So, I simply offer this (medical science-based) advice: Wear a mask in public to protect yourself and others. When you are confronted with a denier, protect yourself and others by avoiding them, and maybe shopping or dining somewhere else. Remember, survival is our goal. Be safe, be well! #maskup
That's the Point!