Memorial Weekend 2012, the meaning behind the day
As I sip my coffee and pound out this column, the sun is rising ... each and every one of those floating pleasure craft had in it, on it or behind it a former, current or future capitalist. I marveled at the billions upon billions of economic activity ...
Arizona ‘Hotshots’ lived the meaning of the word
As a condition of hire, each of these Hotshot members was required to pass the U.S. Forest Service’s “Arduous Work Capacity Test” — which entails completing a 3-mile hike carrying a 45-pound pack ... leaves behind a wife who is seven months ...
The Meaning of “Open Source”: Patented by Microsoft
Apparently the free software community has never heard of or simply doesn’t understand the meaning of the phrase “never look ... good for everyone? As the open source movement grows Microsoft, which is always the 800 pound gorilla in the room, may ...
The meaning behind 'organic' and 'naturally grown' labels
Despite the recent slight economic downturn in sales this year, a growing number of us care about those labels and what they mean, especially at supermarkets where the word "natural ... now using the "certified naturally grown" label.
How a bougette became the Budget (and a bag a briefcase)
What is the reasoning behind ... same word root from a time when wealth was measured by ownership of livestock rather than by coin and where transactions were conducted under the barter system. Even 'pecuniary' comes from the Latin pecunia, meaning wealth ...