Category: Terry Anker

Opinion: Sinking costs

Commentary by Terry Anker In for a penny, in for a pound is a cliché originally intended to point to the equivalency of punishment under early English rule. It held that failure to repay...

Opinion: Edit-orialize

Commentary by Terry Anker Modern word processing makes counting pages and words easy and uncomplicated.  At the bottom of this very page as it is being typed, Bill Gates has inserted a handy counter...

Opinion: Decisions, decisions

Commentary by Terry Anker It is inevitable. Eventually, we are asked to describe what we do. Sometimes, the question comes from a stranger sitting next to us on a plane. Sometimes, it comes from...

Opinion: Divided notions

Commentary by Terry Anker If we were to name only one, what would it be? Certainly, we thinking humans establish our lives in ways that set personal priorities. But if we had to identify...

Opinion: Reverse technology

Commentary by Terry Anker The rise of the machines has been a theme of science fiction writers since the beginning of the genre. We invest in our mechanical devices, hoping that they will someday...

Opinion: Practice makes perfect

Commentary by Terry Anker “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” inquired a visitor to New York City looking for the famed music venue. “Practice, practice, practice” said the man on the street, misunderstanding...

Opinion: Shifting loyalties

Kudos to the North Carolina Tar Heels for the solid play during the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. While we can happily celebrate the victory, is it OK to pine a bit that our...

Opinion: Invest in the fish fry

Commentary by Terry Anker College towns win big. The local economy benefits from the higher-than-average per capita spending of students (and their benefactors – parents and taxpayers). Small-town communities that host significant campuses have...

Opinion: A lucky guy

Commentary by Terry Anker The path to a happy life and fulfilling career is rarely a direct one. In fact, modern times seemingly dictate an intentionally circuitous route. We switch jobs with ever increasing...