Category Archives: Opinion Pieces

Ten years after 9-11

In another post, I tell the story of where I was when I first heard about the attack on the World Trade center.  Today, the 10th anniversary of that event brings it all back, including the emotions. It’s a good day to write … Continue reading

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Wisconsin the welfare state. In 1869?

One of the things I love best about acquiring and selling old books is the wonderful feeling of holding history in my hands. Right now, I’m looking at a battered old book called Laws of Wisconsin Relating to the Organization … Continue reading

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Google and author’s rights

The AE Monthly, a newsletter put out by the Americana Exchange, is one of a few on-line publications I read religiously. Most of the time, I find the articles interesting and educational, but just this once, I’m a little disappointed … Continue reading

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Internet Sales Taxes – A Modest Proposal

I’m not a tax expert by any means, but I know enough (I hope)  to keep me legal. I reside in Illinois, and I dutifully charge my Illinois customers the going rate, which I then turn over to the state … Continue reading

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