FAQ: How Do I Know if My Appraiser is Qualified?

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One of the first questions you should ask your appraiser is if he or she is a member of a major professional society such as The American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Professional societies have stringent requirements for accrediting their members. Each of the three major societies has a different program. The American Society of Appraisers… Read more »

USMC: Happy 236th Birthday!

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Salute! Happy 236th birthday USMC! I love The Corps and I proudly display in my office a framed Honorary Leatherneck Citation awarded to me in 1984 when I was a young American Army Officer stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. I commanded a platoon of 105 Marines for a month as part of my OBC training…. Read more »

What Does My Surname Mean?

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Ever wonder what your surname means? In the olden days men were often called by what they did as an occupation, hence a hunter might be called Joseph the Hunter. His son might later be known as Hunter’s son or Hunterson (Henderson). The moniker, Mister (Mr.) was usually reserved for men of importance, not for… Read more »

Americana Auction 12 NOV 2011 Mount Crawford, Virginia

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The regulars know this as a “Green Valley” auction but Jeff Evans has reinvented himself. Now its called the 21st Annual Fall Americana, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Arts Catalogued Auction Spotlighting Virginia & the South. Check it out at www.jeffreyevans.com

eBooks: Should I buy a Kindle? Pros and cons of a Kindle

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eBooks: Should I buy a Kindle? Pros and cons of a Kindle: I recommend that all publishers and all authors make their books available as eBooks immediately because in the very near future (for me, now) most people will begin to buy only eBooks. Just as it is incumbent for all professionals to have a… Read more »

Apple Logo Features Steve Jobs in Silhouette: Outstanding

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Apple Logo Features Steve Jobs in Silhouette.  A Hong Kong student tweaked the Apple logo as a tribute to the company’s former CEO. Steve Jobs was our Thomas Edison, who like Jobs did, changed the lives of everyone on the whole planet and yet remained humble and private. How noble.