Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Socks: Freedom Fighters of the Clothing World

Socks: Freedom Fighters of the Clothing World

Sleet in Boston

Winter is finally starting to set in. Road my bike through about a quarter inch of slush from Route 128 Station to Security Lock Distributors this morning. I have a feeling the biking will only get more challenging from here on in.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Change Time

Knock on wood, so far so good. Yes, business is down a little, but it appears that things are still moving in our industry for now. Let's hope our good fortune continues. I've always found that if you can sufficiently differentiate yourself as a person who does the job well, you will always have work. Work hard and pinch your pennies and you'll be okay.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


One hundred seven escutcheon plates on the doors, one hundred seven escutcheon plates! Take one down, pass it around, one hundred six escutcheon plates on the doors...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Always get back to your customers.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Excellent Hardware

Hardware opens the door, holds it open and closes it. The door swings on it, hangs from it, and hovers over it. Hardware is on it, above it, and below it, and may also be on each side, edge, or face of it. Hardware is the Dtao of the door.

Door Closer Basics

Tips for Enjoying the End of Civilization

Tips for Enjoying the End of Civilization

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Don't worry if your job is small
and your rewards are few
remember that the mighty oak
was once a nut like you

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Keep a Good Thought

I do believe it's getting better, getting better all the time
(can't get no worse)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I'm writing about condo and apartment security at and about life in general at

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How's Business?

We are doing OK. Inventory is good, calls and orders are coming in. Given all the doom and gloom out there, I consider myself very, very lucky.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Four days off is a marvelous invention. I approve.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanks for the Turkey

Wild turkeys everywhere, in flocks of ten or twenty. Beligerent Tom's attacking shoppers. Bizarre. But this is my town. This is Brookline, Massachusetts.

Electromagnetic Locks: Product Comparison

Electromagnetic Locks: Product Comparison

Friday, November 21, 2008

On the Brink of Disaster: Steps President Obama Could Take

On the Brink of Disaster: Steps President Obama Could Take

Happy Friday

Biked to the train this morning. It was 22 degrees at my house and 15 degrees at work. The train was warm, though.

We are all looking forward to Thanksgiving, and having Friday off. If UPS works, we work. I UPS doesn't work, we stay home. It will be the same for Christmas and New Year's, too, since they both occur on Thursday this year. Nice.

Looking forward to the weekend, too. In general, I like time off.

As the year winds down, I'll be looking at things done and undone. The years pass too fast now. The kids are big and the joints ache. It's what it is. You can only do what you can in the time you're given.