Monthly Archives: December 2008

Norm Rowley

No, no, he’s not dead.  He just recently posted his information on Facebook and to see his stuff, I joined, too.  I have heard so much about Facebook, I wanted to see first-hand how it worked.  There, you can post … Continue reading

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I have to note the passing of Eartha Kitt.  We were still in high school when she first became hot with her record "Santa Baby" in 1953, and "C’est Si Bon" in 1954.   From then on, we always called … Continue reading

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The Teacher Problem

A recent article in the New Yorker (Most Likely to Succeed, 12/15) discusses the many jobs that have no way of predicting performance of potential candidates. An example is a professional quarterback.  Many of the outstanding college quarterbacks never make … Continue reading

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Images of China: Shanghai

Many years ago on a business trip, I flew in low over Chicago on a small commercial twin-engine plane late at night and was dazzled by a carpet of lights from horizon to horizon that is still a vivid memory. … Continue reading

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Back in the 1960s, Jean Shepherd’s humor was often about real life taking on the attributes of showbiz, that is,  the substitution and acceptance of appearance for substance.   This has become so common that now showbiz is also confused with … Continue reading

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