I miss wine coolers

May 28, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas California Cooler in 1981 invented the wine cooler. Two dudes mixing the wine and fruit juices in a garage in Lodi was the story (how cool is that?). They sold out in 1985 for $146 million (even cooler). I loved the citrus California Cooler. Alas, the buyer could … Continue reading I miss wine coolers

Old Cities, Old Ladies

August 15, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas In 1990 I visited a client in Toledo. It seemed only United flew to Toledo so lacking competition they charged more for San Francisco to Toledo than SF to Berlin. Despite the client’s (and Medicare’s) willingness to pay it, my Scottish and German heritage could not handle it.I … Continue reading Old Cities, Old Ladies


October 22, 2013/ Boyd & NicholasI guess I’m glad that I’m not wealthy (in part.)The rich really are different from the rest of us, scientists have found — they are more apt to commit unethical acts because they are more motivated by greed.People driving expensive cars were more likely than other motorists to cut off … Continue reading Wealthy

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lightning theyDo not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying … Continue reading Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night