It has been a while, eh?
I am re-employed now at another small cubicle company that does insurance and has its home office in Pennsylvannia, but not in Pittsburgh.
I read this Little League Coach’s speech to his team after losing. Pretty impressive. Right? Pretty impressive indeed.
This is what youth sports should be all about.
April 14, 2010
This post card image is kinda small but I found the information on the back to be interesting and sad. Sad because Hartford is now nothing compared to what it was. That’s what Hartford and Connecticut deserve given the poor management and anti-business policies and tax rates in the city and state. The politicians of Hartford rival any and all crappy corrupt politicians in any city in any state.
While were on the subject, why don’t politicians have to pass tests like claims handlers have to? We’re required to take CE (Continuing Education) with classes dealing with the technical issues we deal with as well as ethics. Before we can get our adjusters license we have to take a State administered test showing we have a solid understanding of the applicable laws and ethical standards. Politicians should be required to do the same, ethics in particular! Everyone running for office should have to show a solid understanding of business principles. Can you imagine the uproar and screams of protest from the often stupid, ignorant, uneducated blithering idiots running our cities towns and states? We must make this happen. Government is business, if you know nothing about how to run a business you are out!
Anyway, here is the postcard and the info that was on the back:
“Hartford, Capitol of the State of Connecticut, is an important commercial and manufacturing city, called the insurance city because forty-six nationally known Insurance Companies maintain home offices in Hartford. The Travelers Tower, 527 feet in height, is the tallest in New England while the Aetna Life Insurance Company is housed in the largest Colonial structure in the world. The State Capitol is a beautiful building erected in 1877 at a cost of over $3,000,000. The city has many parks including Elizabeth Park, scene of an annual Rose festival in June.”
January 30, 2009
This is the view from the third floor of the Hartford civic Center which was, at the time, the Aetna Connecticut Claim Service Center. Aetna, in the form of a P&C insurer, no longer exists… Many of the people I work with now at SCIC worked there. Today, at 1600 hours, there is a reunion of Aetna (Bunch-O-Desks Insurance Company) at Margarita’s in East Hartford. It will be fun to see some of them again! I remember this storm. Many of us went downstairs to the old Margarita’s that was in the Civic Center and imbibed until the traffic died down. After that I went home to my Middletown apartment where Spouse 1.0 gave me a lot of grief that was unnecessary and undeserved… It wasn’t long before she bolted and my life became much better.
January 26, 2009
January 23, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 21, 2009
It was 20 years ago…
I was sitting at my desk and swung my chair around and
snapped FB sitting as his desk behind me…