Pro Commerce

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Blog Tags:commerce, business, history, productivity, marketing, finance, data, empiricism
Country:United States
Location:San Francisco

A look at the direction and meaning of commerce. Commerce is the source of the modern world. It has direction. It favors human diversity, open systems, markets, technology and honesty. Pro commerce is an optimistic daily view.

Latest Blog Posts

Our world

on Oct 23, 2016

I’m putting together some of my blogs that tell stories about Briarpatch businesses. There were over 1,000 businesses and I have over 6,000 blogs to look through. It makes me think. I woke up this morning realizing that much of our modern world was...


on Oct 22, 2016

An insider’s observation from my political experience. I noticed that in this election the Democrat Party has relied heavily on the words: racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobe and Islamophobe. In some ways it resembles a mental illness to be so he...

Swimming in UV water

on Oct 21, 2016

I have been swimming several times a week for the past 17 years. Before that I was a runner, running every weekday for 25 years with roughly 6 friends at 6am. My total distance was from London to Singapore and back. A quick aside about exercise and h...

Sutro tower

on Oct 20, 2016

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned electromagnetic radiation from Sutro Tower located on the highest point in San Francisco. After 45 years the tower is embedded in San Francisco’s self image and landscape; an image without it would be hard to imagi...


on Oct 19, 2016

My brother came to see me yesterday because he was doing some wiring in his house and had to deal with some old knob and tube wires. I have an old house too and am used to knob and tube. He is used to three line Romex. I have been doing household wir...

Early voting

on Oct 18, 2016

Today I’m going to vote at City Hall in San Francisco, where I vote in most elections. It happens in the Registrar of Voters office. A strange sensation, like going to the spring for the water that gets sold as bottled water. I mention this because...

Braces and pants

on Oct 17, 2016

I have long used the more British term ‘braces’ because that is what they were called in my college and army days. Most people now-a-days call them suspenders. The issue is that my pants, Dockers, cost only $40 on sale at Macy’s, online, while...