Category: Newsletter

Bluegrass on the Plains

When G.R. called and asked me to help him make arrangements to attend the bluegrass festival scheduled to be held in Auburn, I was glad to help. G.R. is a living anachronism and a total Luddite. He still believes in doing business with a handshake and values his […]

The Barbeque Kitchen

After delivering a friend to the Atlanta Airport, I decided to indulge my BBQ jones and try the first local BBQ joint I could find. Driving down Virginia Avenue in College Park, headed back to I-85, I came across a small establishment called The Barbecue Kitchen. The marquee […]

Modern Movies

I have accepted that the world has changed and pretty much left me behind in the process. I am no longer any merchandiser’s demographic target. I don’t understand the commercials on television anymore, even though I did see one recently that confirmed that old question of “does a […]

Doing Business in a Third World Country

Recently, I had occasion to interact with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office. I had formed an LLC, Chinaberry Press, LLC, without checking to see if the name was copyrighted or trademarked. After a short, but informative telephone conversation with an attorney representing a party who felt that […]

January 2012 Newsletter

  Thomas R. Lawrence   456 South 10th Street   Opelika, AL 36801   334-737-2727 As I See It!™ January 2012   Volume 3, Number 1   In This Issue: Welcome from Tom  The Bowl Season   As I Like it!TM   New Orleans Redux Velma […]

November 2011 Newsletter

Thomas R. Lawrence 456 South 10th Street Opelika, AL 36801 334-737-2727 As I See It!™ November  2011 Volume 2, Number 10 In This Issue:  Welcome from Tom Fifty-Four Years Later So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur Front Porch Press College Football 2011 As I Like it!TM […]

In Defense of Grits

IN DEFENSE OF GRITS There are many traditional southern dishes that I wouldn’t touch with a stick. I don’t want to be in the room with chitterlings, nor can I abide mountain oysters or rooster fries. I think buttermilk should be fed to the hogs, or in the […]