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One Dozen, Two Dozen, Three Dozen, Four...

Dear Members and Constituents,
What comes to mind when you think of the number five? We have five fingers in each hand, five toes in each foot and five senses. Five continents, workdays in a week and players on a basketball team. Five lines in the pentagram, books in the Pentateuch and sides on a pentagon. Five wheels on a car (if you count the spare), five Presidents (who report to Neil Hobbs) and five buildings at Level 3 HQ (come on, you've all heard of building five thousand!).

What about five dozen donuts every Friday? Stop rubbing your eyes, you read right. The Friday Donut Club has experienced a recent surge in membership which has swelled our roles to record numbers and taken the current rotation beyond our five year anniversary. Last week, four dozen donuts did not hold-up long enough and I'd be surprised if they do this week. If, as I suspect, we don't end-up with sufficient donuts to last the entire day, I am seriously considering amending the first rule of the Fr…

Picture a Donut

Dear Members and Constituents,
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I used to think that meant pictures were a very efficient means of communication. Lately I've been wondering if that is truly the case. If you consider one thousand words take-up approximately two 8 1/2 x 11" pages using 10 point Times New Roman font, one might argue efficiency depends on the size of the picture we're talking about. If the picture in question is a 4 x 6" print, then I would have to say that is very efficient. If we're talking about a large format such as a fold-out picture in a magazine (don't go there... think National Geographic) or, say, an oil on canvas; then I would argue it may be more efficient to use a thousand words to convey the message. Then again, efficiency is not usually the primary objective of large format pictures (which, by the way, reinforces the notion I'm advancing). In the end, it may come down to cognitive styles. Pictures work much better f…

I love a rainy day

Dear Members and Constituents,
Did you hear about the guy who drank a fifth of Scotch at the bar and then proceeded to drive his car around in tight circles at the establishment's parking lot? Those were some DRUNKEN DONUTS! OK, bad joke. I just figured that on a rainy day like today our dampened spirits could use a little well intentioned (albeit poorly delivered) humor.

Something that has a much higher probability of success when it comes to ensuring your day starts off on a bright note are donuts, and I'm delighted to say Sarah Baack delights is today with four dozen such treats from LaMar's. They are looking very provocative and clamoring to be eaten, so come on down and delight your taste buds with a delightful bite of your favorite pastry.
Happy Friday!

A Case for the Media's Obsession with Donuts

Dear Members and Constituents,
I've been keeping myself fairly insulated from world events over the past few weeks. Avoiding news media and their sensationalism has been refreshing, however, when I heard Sarah Palin had apparently given a rousing speech on Wednesday, I thought I'd find out who this Sarah Palin was and what else I've been missing-out on. What I found increased my appetite (literally, more than figuratively). Maybe it's the fact that today is Friday and I have only one thing on my mind. Maybe, just maybe, the news are peppered with subliminal donut messages. Here are a few that struck me:
Chrome: Google's new browser with a comic book instruction manual. Don't tell me the application's colorful icon does not remind you of a donut.Cosmic Ghost: A Dutch grade school teacher discovered an unknown cosmic object -- probably a cloud of hot gas punctured by a central hole 16,000 light years across and illuminated by the "dying embers" of a n…