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The True Costs of Buying Offshore

Everyone knows that price is one of the most important factors when making any buying decision.  Throughout my career as a purchasing agent, it has been my experience that certain countries on the other side of the world frequently provide a great piece-price, making...

Good Neighbors and Tacos: Culture Observations from an LA Transplant

Before I moved to Holland in 2012 I had never been to the west side of the state. I had visited Michigan about a dozen times before and every time I stayed in Midland. I had been to Detroit, but only to the airport. I would spend some time at my in-law’s lake house...

Color Cures Boredom: Thoughts from an Engineer

As a career mechanical design engineer and a bit of a nerd, I often live in a “black and white” universe, constantly breaking solutions down into “ones and zeros” and “straight lines and circles”. Many would think of this as a boring outlook and I must admit that it...