Category: Stuff Tom wrote


  • sandwich

    My Lunch Routine

      I have a lunch routine.  Less out of force of habit and more out of having enough experience in life to know what I like.  I grab enough groceries at the beginning of the work week to make my lunches for the week.  This was easy when there was a grocery store on the […]

    May 6, 2021

  • Board Games

    You have to know how to play the game

    Have you ever gone to the home of a friend or family member and had them pull out their favorite board game to play, but you have never heard of it?  You are at quite a disadvantage, not just from unfamiliarity with the rules, but also not knowing the strategies.  You are just ignorant of […]

    April 9, 2021

  • How to set your car on fire and make it look like an accident

    I hope you are surprised to see that as a subject line from an insurance agent!  This is not a “how to” column.  That headline is from an actual online search performed by a local man.  He reported to police that his car was stolen.  Five days later, the burned-out car was located in the […]

    March 4, 2021

  • Is voting a duty?

    I voted.  I noticed on social media that many others did, as well.  I haven’t posted a sticker on social media because voting is not a novelty for me.  I’m not belittling anybody who posted an “I voted” sticker.  You should be proud.  Celebrate it.   I am lamenting the fact that it seems to be […]

    November 5, 2020

  • Remote Learning -Insurance Style

    I wish my industry could do more during this challenging time in our country.  And I hope this challenging time gives people enough extra time to learn a couple of tidbits about insurance. I have so many business clients that are in financial trouble because they have not been able to operate.  And there are […]

    April 17, 2020

  • Martin Luther King Day ruminations – by Tom Trimbur

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the commencement address at Oberlin College in June 1965.  I wasn’t born yet.  But these days it is quite easy to find information you are looking for.  I found what I was looking for in the Oberlin College archives.  I was searching for the source of one of […]

    January 20, 2020

  • Physician, heal thyself!

    I was speaking to a business networking group earlier this month.  My presentation was about business new year’s resolutions.  I had done the same presentation a couple of other times and folks enjoyed it, so they wanted me to do it again.  But this year I realized I wasn’t listening to my own advice. To […]

    January 31, 2019