The Answer Is a Resounding Yes!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post with the title: If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?. Well, after two nights of watching the Olympics, I can confirm the answer I gave two weeks ago with a resounding yes! There is just something … Continue reading The Answer Is a Resounding Yes!

Music Monday: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

My son and I just finished watching the first episode of a relatively new series on Apple TV: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything. Here's a brief description of the eight-part series: An immersive, deep-dive rich with archival footage and interviews, “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything,” will show how the musical icons … Continue reading Music Monday: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?

Japan has announced that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead under a state of emergency and without any spectators at events in the capital in an attempt to prevent another nationwide outbreak of COVID-19. Athletes, staff, media, and other participants will be kept in a "bubble." Other areas outside the capital that are hosting events … Continue reading If You Win Gold at the Olympics, but There Are No Fans There, Did It Really Happen?

This Might Be One of the Best Months for Sports, Ever

In no particular order: Wimbledon. (tennis) Tour de France. (cycling) The British Open (or more correctly, The Open). (golf) The European Championships. (football/soccer) The NBA Finals. (basketball) The NHL Finals. (ice hockey) The Olympics. (multiple sports) Copa América. (football/soccer) MLB All-Star Game (OK, this might be stretching it a bit...) (baseball) And thanks to my … Continue reading This Might Be One of the Best Months for Sports, Ever

Music Monday: The Sounds of Small-Town America on the 4th of July

Our town's annual 4th of July parade was back in action this past weekend, after being canceled last year. It's your classic parade, firetrucks, fancy cars (mainly Mustangs, which happen to be my favorite), kids on bikes, and music. A wide variety of music. Here are a few short clips of the various musical acts … Continue reading Music Monday: The Sounds of Small-Town America on the 4th of July

Thankfully, It’s Just the Sound of Fireworks

As my wife and I went for an after-dinner walk through our neighborhood tonight, we were surrounded by the sound of fireworks coming from every direction. It was a wonderful sound, the sound of people celebrating their freedom and independence. But then it struck me that those same sounds may strike terror in the hearts … Continue reading Thankfully, It’s Just the Sound of Fireworks

Music Monday: Battle of the Band

Some of you may have read the headline and thought, 'Borden did it again with another typo, leaving off an "s" at the end of Band'. Well, let me assure you, I meant to write it that way. I am not writing about a competition for the best new band or anything like that, but … Continue reading Music Monday: Battle of the Band

Some Striking Financial Disparities Between Black and White Americans

CNN recently had a story that used four charts to show the financial disparity between Black and White Americans. I think this is worth sharing so that as many people as possible are aware of such disparities. Awareness of a problem is often the first step needed before working towards a solution. As they say, … Continue reading Some Striking Financial Disparities Between Black and White Americans

How Would You Like to Be in Charge of This?

The above is an image that depicts the global supply chain for Boeing's 787 aircraft, often referred to as the Dreamliner. I often use the image as the opening slide for my lecture on operations management since I think it captures so much about what operations are like these days. I never knew so many … Continue reading How Would You Like to Be in Charge of This?

What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda

It's not unusual to see men in Bermuda wearing a suit with short pant legs, like a pair of shorts. I've seen it, and didn't think anything of it. I just knew it was something I would never dare to wear, at least in the U.S. But others have. Here's LeBron James: All I can … Continue reading What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda