Lessons Learned from a Dog

The following is a Guest Blog, written by Curry Printing’s Marketing Manager, Melanie Moore I recently adopted a dog, along, it seems, with everyone else in the world during this never-ending pandemic. I actually applied for well over 30 dogs across the span of several months, and despite providing a list of references spanning decades, a detailed description of my home and daily schedule, and swearing a blood oath to never mistreat an animal, I was rejected time and again. So when MY dog waddled into my life, I was ecstatic. He’s a twenty-pound dachshund/basset hound mix and truly the…

Equanimity & Politics

Equanimity My dad died early this morning. Having to fight my normal urge to use sarcasm, humor, optimism and light-heartedness is almost as tough as sitting beside him, holding his hand and watching him slowly withdraw and diminish. Death is the great leveler: everyone eventually succumbs to the indignity of mortality. While it seems like all year long we’ve been immersed in discussions and considerations of death in a broad and impersonal way because of the pandemic, the dying of one particular individual blows all those vague and hypothetical conversations out of the water. Relationships are complex and people are…

COVID Stinks!

“You love herBut she loves himAnd he loves somebody elseYou just can’t win” Has anyone other than me noticed that the economic consequences of the COVID pandemic are just like J. Geils puts it in his iconic song, Love Stinks? As a small business owner who deals almost exclusively with other businesses, I’ve made an interesting observation… this COVID economic situation is full of disjointed extremes. On one hand, unemployment has skyrocketed to levels not previously seen in decades or longer. On the other hand, in speaking with people in various industries and reading the newspapers, there is a labor…