At Your Service by Maggie Inge

At Your Service by Margaret Inge is a weekly column that examines a number of business issues directly related to the Central Catskills’ service economy.

At Your Service: August 5, 2009

Rules are the wrap that holds the fabric of any organized system together. As members of families, companies and communities, our participation is dependent upon our mutual agreement to abide by the rules. Laws and rules define that which is prohibited, leaving everything else to us as a possibility.


At Your Service: July 29, 2009

She flails her arms and legs in the air; she recently noticed that when she is facing the other direction the same motion moves her forward. When that happens, The-One-Who-Has-Always-Been-There takes the same position at the edge of her sight range and says, “Good girl, come to Mama, come to Mama.” And then, if The-One-Who-Comes-and-Goes is near, he will swoop her up in the air and blowing into her tummy say, “That’s Daddy’s little girl!” It doesn’t matter how many big ones are around when she does this, they all stop whatever they are doing, get excited and make the same kind of noises.


At Your Service: July 22, 2009

By Margaret S. Inge
It has been 40 years since Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, taking a giant leap for mankind. It was the culmination of millennia of dreams of wonder and eight years of dedicated work. The timing could not have been more perfect then; it is the kind of event we could use now.


At Your Service: July 8, 2009

by Maggie Inge
One broadcast during the holiday weekend posted pictures of Jefferson, Franklin and Adams and asked the question, “What would they think of today’s leaders?” My own answer to the question is that they would be quite proud of our leaders; they would be equally embarrassed by those in positions of leadership who abuse the privilege.


At Your Service: July 1, 2009

On the 233rd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence the state of the union continues to evolve. The union that was forged among the 13 original colonies was not perfect. It was an exclusive arrangement between men of privilege. Yet, it also contained the seeds of a powerful vision that would expand to embrace the participation of the originally disenfranchised.