PERSPECTIVE

August 2, 2016     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Fun, My Girls, Restaurant

Our eldest daughter just received a promotion working for the HogSalt Group in Chicago–from an assistant restaurant manager at a very busy, coolassOur eldest daughter just received a promotion working for the HogSalt Group in Chicago–from an assistant restaurant manager at a very busy, coolass[...]
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BUCKLE UP

July 28, 2016     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, News, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

We are now, officially, one shopping day away from The Lowell Folk Festival weekend–one of Lowell’s greatest shining moments–a monumentalWe are now, officially, one shopping day away from The Lowell Folk Festival weekend–one of Lowell’s greatest shining moments–a monumental[...]
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WE ADJUST

July 19, 2016     Posted in Announcements, Business, Fun, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Years ago, the pressure to change menus seasonally was immense.  Deadlines, step-by-step processes, testing, tasting, recording, costing, training… It’sYears ago, the pressure to change menus seasonally was immense.  Deadlines, step-by-step processes, testing, tasting, recording, costing, training… It’s[...]
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WHAT THE…

July 8, 2016     Posted in Background, Business, Friendship, Fun, News, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

If we don’t have enough to teach and train in this ridiculous business, I had to laugh (to keep from growling!) at the story shared by two valued,If we don’t have enough to teach and train in this ridiculous business, I had to laugh (to keep from growling!) at the story shared by two valued,[...]
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ALL’S GOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

June 30, 2016     Posted in Announcements, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant

So, last year, the Congress of Future Leaders conference descended upon Lowell’s Tsongas Center, with thousands of exemplary students and their parents,So, last year, the Congress of Future Leaders conference descended upon Lowell’s Tsongas Center, with thousands of exemplary students and their parents,[...]
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IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN? IF NOT US, THEN WHO?

June 16, 2016     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Restaurant

Such was the apt and touching Hebrew proverb spoken by Doug Epstein, the 3rd generation owner of Horizon Beverage, to the hundreds in attendance at lastSuch was the apt and touching Hebrew proverb spoken by Doug Epstein, the 3rd generation owner of Horizon Beverage, to the hundreds in attendance at last[...]
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HAPPY ANNIVERZZZZARY

When your restaurant achieves its one year anniversary (1995), you throw a quick party, give away some cake.  People send flowers and cards.  And youWhen your restaurant achieves its one year anniversary (1995), you throw a quick party, give away some cake.  People send flowers and cards.  And you[...]
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GOOD POLITICS

June 5, 2016     Posted in Background, Business, Fun, In real life, Restaurant

Some think those two words go together too often, and, me too.  Our political system has become so full of noise with so little substance.  The wholeSome think those two words go together too often, and, me too.  Our political system has become so full of noise with so little substance.  The whole[...]
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Words to lead by

May 27, 2016     Posted in Background, Contributors, In real life, Restaurant

A wise man passed this to me recently: Treat humans like machines and they will behave like humans. Treat them like humans and they will produce like machines. LoveA wise man passed this to me recently: Treat humans like machines and they will behave like humans. Treat them like humans and they will produce like machines. Love[...]
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GEMS

April 23, 2016     Posted in Business, Friendship, Fun, Restaurant

One day I will record, in one place, all of the brilliant things that I have learned from others–the prescient lessons and sayings that say so much–theOne day I will record, in one place, all of the brilliant things that I have learned from others–the prescient lessons and sayings that say so much–the[...]
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