Category: Stuff Tom wrote

  • And the survey says…

    A recent survey cited by one of our insurance markets found that 95% of people are unable to recognize email or text scams.  How does that statement make you feel?  Is it believable? Who is doing all of this surveying and polling?  Who are they asking? When’s the last time you answered a survey or […]

    September 22, 2021

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    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