Tony’s Terra Firma

April01

What’s in a Handshake?

By Tony Shepley In the midst of the pandemic arrival of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the seriousness of the health challenges that accompany it, we will bring a lot of elements of our lives under scrutiny. Things we have taken for granted may have far reaching risks and consequence. One item that we certainly will Read More

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February28

Calmer Choice

By Tony Shepley “It is not necessary to change…but then again, survival is not mandatory” – Edward Deming. I believe we can also credit Mr. Deming with one of my all-time favorites, “You get what you inspect, not what you expect”. That one is worth repeating – “You get what you inspect, not what you Read More

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January31

Are We Wrapped Too Tightly?

By Tony Shepley It’s ironic: as we super insulate houses, we have created unintended moisture consequences that may cancel out any energy savings benefit we have actually gained. Over the past 20 years, moisture caused issues in new construction have skyrocketed. These issues include condensation, mildew and mold, extractive staining (tannin bleed), peeling paint coats, Read More

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December30

The Rope Swing

By Tony Shepley When you look at the cartoon above you can see how many ways in which 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

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November18

Veterans Day

By Tony Shepley On Monday, November 11th, Veterans Day, we at Shepley had the pleasure of being a small part of the 7th Annual Veterans Day breakfasts in Falmouth and South Dennis. Well known restauranteurs Bill Zammer and his wife Linda, hosted hundreds and hundreds of veterans for a free breakfast at the Flying Bridge Read More

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