Monthly Archives: November 2012

TED: A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind

There has been a lot of research in the last few years about what makes people happy, how things like income, education, gender, and marriage relate to it, but one of the puzzles is that these factors don’t seem to … Continue reading

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Even Retirees Take Vacations

Wife and I are leaving soon for a 3-week cruise.  We never took one before but thought we should try one while we are still healthy enough to doze away the day on a deckchair.  A friend at the community … Continue reading

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TED

“TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.” So says their website.  TED is a California thing.  By my understanding, which may … Continue reading

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Strunk and White

In a recent posting, I mentioned Roger Angell is the stepson of E. B. White, who you may not know.  I  became aware of E. B. White on my first real job in the early 1960s when my bosses, two … Continue reading

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A Non-Voter Attack

I thought my non-voting stance (Nov. 11 posting) was just a personal quirk unlikely to stir up anyone’s ire, but an Internet article described an Arizona woman, 28, who became so infuriated with her husband when he refused to vote … Continue reading

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Over the Wall

“Over the Wall” by Roger Angell.  The New Yorker, 11/19/2012 Roger Angell, New Yorker essayist (mainly on baseball) and stepson of the famous writer E. B. White, writes on the death of his wife six months ago.  (His mother, Katharine … Continue reading

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A Non-Voter

Phew!  It’s finally over.  Did my candidate win?  No.  So I am a sulking Romney fan?  No, again. I take pride in being a non-voter on principle.  A candidate has to earn my vote, and neither did. If only there … Continue reading

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