A Random Thought by Joel Ungar
This doesn't have that much to do with accounting.
The last two nights in Detroit have been nice and clear. I took the dog out each night around 10:00 pm or so for the last time of the night, and both nights I saw quite clearly The Big Dipper. It struck me how long it has been since I'd seen it. I can easily spot Orion, but I seem to have a hard time with The Big Dipper. (I can't spot any others in case you are curious).
This random thought become a Facebook status update: Saw the Big Dipper. 2nd night in a row. Reward? My friend and fellow Blogger Crew member Michelle Golden responded with "boy scout badge?"
And that got me thinking: Why can't we earn badges as adults? My son earned all sorts of badges for the short time he was a Scout and he clearly got a sense of pride and accomplishment from it. I have a weight loss goal right now I'm working on and I plan on rewarding myself with a new suit when I reach it. Is that the adult version of a "boy scout badge?"
I can't really relate this to the stuff I try to write about, but it has just been kind of gnawing at me.
Joel M. Ungar, CPA is a lifelong resident of the Detroit area and a graduate of The University of Michigan. He is a principal with Silberstein Ungar, PLLC, a Top 15 auditor of SEC public reporting companies. Joel writes observations on different matters and especially on working with and using LinkedIn. He thinks he has a sense of humor.