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.