39 years ago today, I, along with 60 other campers at Camp Brethren Heights in central Michigan, wereushered into a room with a small black and white television to watch history — President Richard Nixon was going to announce his resignation. At 12, I knew enough to know this was a historic event, but I certainly couldn’t grasp the reasons why the president had gotten to that point.
In recent weeks I've been watching a new television show that I find interesting. It airs on Spike TV and is called Bar Rescue. The premise of the show is that John Taffer, a respected consultant in the nightclub and bar business (whose bio says he has owned, flipped or rescued over 600 bars) goes into failing bars and helps them prepare to be more profitable in five days.
You’d think there would be nothing in common between these two television viewing experiences, and on the surface, you’d be right. But you don’t have to go far to find a clear ...(register to read more)