Aqua Farm

Carolina Classic Catfish

Carolina Classic Catfish

On a recent Flavor NC (UNCTV)….Carolina Classic Catfish was the featured story. I have never tried catfish….after watching the program….perhaps I should give it a try.

Flavor NC highlights a food category/business and then shows how the product is used.

Carolina Classic Catfish is completely self-contained from the catfish fry to maturing in ponds like the photo above. They produce their own food to ensure a quality product.

An unique business in eastern North Carolina.


Honor/Ethics Failure


This was a disturbing news story:

“The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at a western Iowa casino and has been suspended from his duties, officials said.”

“As a career submarine officer, Giardina has served on both fast attack and ballistic missile submarines in both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets including command of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (Gold), and duty in USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) as executive officer. He commanded Submarine Squadron 17 in Bangor, Wash. , which included 10 Trident submarines, from July 2001 to July 2003.”

“He most recently served as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, United States Pacific Fleet. His most recent command assignment was as commander, Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group Nine, and Submarine Group 10 where he was responsible for all 18 U.S. Trident Submarines.

Vice-admiral is a three star or Lt. General rank….and being responsible for all 18 Trident Submarines is a very significant position in the Navy. The question is why one would ever put themselves in a position that questions their honor/ethics.

The main issue in the Vice-Admirals suspension is counterfeit gambling chips….probably not a major infraction….yet never-the-less an infraction and not one a Vice-Admiral/Lt. General should ever be associated with.

Cetianly an ethics failure and even more so common sense. The Vice-Admiral needs to be relieved and retired,

News Update

September 2013

Radio Antenna

+ Where are they now:: From September 2008

  • Biggby Coffee: Continues to grow….140 locations (4/2013)
  • Boom Town/JackSchultz: Dated Blog, only Twitter comments.

+ Quality is not an absolute measure. It doesn’t mean ‘deluxeness’ or ‘perfection’. It means keeping the promise the customer wants you to make – Seth Godin

+ Trust (09.07.13 post) : received compensatory certificates from our local Panera Bread. Also call from Manager.

+ Unusual business:  Deep River Sporting Clays:

+ Tom Peters and Mckinsey: “He need not have worried. The book: The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business, by Duff McDonald. It produces as many positives about McKinsey as negatives. But Tom and In Search of Excellence are treated in glowing terms.” (From: )

+ Persistence (Medical Billing 09.06.13): Billing process and more so, any correction is very tedious.

+ TrueNorth: 800th post (9.19.13)

+ Ordered a Stihl blower (Model 430) from the local Town & Country Hardware….formerly ACE Hardware. Trust they will deliver as promised!