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Just Ramblin’: Once More Into the Breach

By Art Penchansky “Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more,” Shakespeare, Henry V (about 400 years old, but who’s counting). It still holds its meaning today, dear friends, as we all assess our positions in the industry, whether it be client by client, product by product, location by location, or issue by issue (me). Art Penchansky The heck with the stock market that’s been bouncing up and down like it’s being dribbled in… Read More

Just Ramblin’: Creating a Business Plan

By Art Penchansky Several new contractors have asked me about a business plan, so I decided to write this again, earlier in the year than normal. Art Penchansky Please keep in mind that this is a short version which will enable a reader to get started thinking of what he needs to steer him forward. It is in no way a complete description, and you may need a visit to a library to gather a… Read More

Just Ramblin’: What Were Great Christmas and Chanukah Holidays

By Art Penchansky When Marion was alive and healthy, Christmas, and then she added Chanukah, was always her favorite holiday. Every year she put up simple decorations, not only within the house but outside on all sides of the house and grounds. When I joined the family (Marion and her four children) I designed greetings to be lit on each side of the front of the house which had large flat walls like canvasses, on… Read More

Just Ramblin’: Holidays in November

By Art Penchansky Of course, the most well-known and popular holiday in November is Thanksgiving Day, that’s a given. In school we learned that the first such holiday was observed in October of 1621 after the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620, with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians sitting down to a meal of free-range turkey, squash and corn. It was made a national holiday by our first president, George W. This is… Read More
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