Julia Shaw Carnell, real estate developer, introduced architectural talent to Palm Springs

Carnell was from Dayton’s Patterson family that developed National Cash Register into a progressive and influential industrial powerhouse. In 1925, three years after John Patterson’s death, NCR went public on the New York Stock Exchange in the largest offering ever to date: $55 million. … More Julia Shaw Carnell, real estate developer, introduced architectural talent to Palm Springs

Rat-assing a Cardinal, flirting outrageously, and relief from brown-paper shopping bags

I was ticked. Merchandise was in the cart; it wasn’t as though someone had vanished from the earth, leaving a transport device with saddlebags and you assumed the bags were for the taking. … More Rat-assing a Cardinal, flirting outrageously, and relief from brown-paper shopping bags

Whether it’s NATO, NAFTA, or China, our man Trump shows it pays to disrupt

With its reliance on mercantilism and the use of artificial economic props, China was never in a strong position, and this year the Chinese stock market is down 25 percent, the yuan has dropped against world currencies, and there are defaults on corporate bonds. … More Whether it’s NATO, NAFTA, or China, our man Trump shows it pays to disrupt

Chemo diary, Part 1: Months of treatment end with faint shrugs and shushed whimpers

I stood before the cymbidiums at the market when a woman exclaimed, “You’ve got a PICC line.” She was of medium stature, slender, mid-50s, long blonde hair. Her accent originated in a backwater part of South Africa. Maybe she was a Boer and her first language was Afrikaans. However hard she was to understand, she … More Chemo diary, Part 1: Months of treatment end with faint shrugs and shushed whimpers