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The evening after I had to board up the windows of my printing company on North Charles Street in downtown Baltimore City because of the potential for some protesters to chuck bricks through my twelve plate glass windows, I watched Martin Scorsese’s seminal movie, Raging Bull. While most viewers in its 40-year history apparently found the picture plaudit-worthy, I was in the minority, not enjoying it at all (other than seeing DeNiro pack on 65 pounds!). It was disturbing and sad and infuriating. Why didn’t LaMotta’s two put-upon wives leave him, or leave him earlier, once they discovered he was
Here’s one from the vaults, originally posted in 2009…   Phone not ringing as much as it used to? People kinda hangin’ around looking like they are at loose ends? What are you gonna do? PUT ‘EM TO WORK! During this perceived or real lull in your business, why not tackle some of those projects you never seemed to have time to get to before…remember, when you were meeting rush deadlines?! If you don’t have one handy, make a list for you and your team of all of the things you could be doing if only you had the time
Ink Hands
The other Saturday morning, I was changing the toner cartridge in my home inkjet printer, and I carelessly got a smear of ink on my finger. I looked at my pointer with the long, black smudge, and was secretly pleased. I thought back over the years to the times I noticed inky stains on my hands. And why wouldn’t I be pleased? I’m a printer after all! Both of my parents were in the printing industry, as were an uncle, a cousin, and my paternal grandfather. Ink-stained hands are a badge of honor in my profession. It’s great to feel

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