Tony’s Terra Firma


February – What’s In A Paint Job?

by Tony Shepley, Until the middle of the 19th Century, most Americans didn’t have much use for paint. Wood was plentiful, and paint was difficult to make and not very effective as a weather coat. You couldn’t run down to the local hardware store to buy a can of paint because pre-mixed paints didn’t exist. Read More


January – The Rope Swing

by Tony Shepley,    When you look at the cartoon above you can see the many ways that communication can fail. I love this cartoon and wish I knew to whom we might attribute it. It’s been around for decades and since the first time I saw it, I thought it was the perfect illustration Read More


December – The Ice Cream Prayer

By Tony Shepley, Here’s a great little story (author unknown) that was given to us by Sheila MacComber. See if this doesn’t put things in perspective. Happy Holidays! The Ice Cream Prayer Last week, I took my children to a restaurant. My six year old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed Read More


November – Can You Spare Some Change?

By Tony Shepley, I like to think that we’re in the beginning of a mini Renaissance at Shepley. In 38 years, we have never looked at our business harder or from different angles in order to improve what we do and how we do it. Old habits die hard because our natural default is to Read More


October – Fine Print

By Tony Shepley, Fine print: the art of camouflaging warnings, disclaimers, or limits as innocent sounding background noise. Let’s face it, our world elevated fine print to an art form today. Listen to a pharmaceutical ad and the soothing voice delivering the fine print warnings does so in a tone that lulls you almost to Read More


Shepformation... The Shepley Newletter

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