Monthly Archives: January 2016

Blog Stats

Ever read a posting about the blog you are reading? This is one, now. (Blog writers frequently indulge in mental masturbation.) Back when this blog first started in 2005 for our high school news, I would get something like 5 … Continue reading

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Rubberneckers

I hear the word “rubberneckers” on TV almost every day. It is a derogatory term for drivers who slow down as they gawk at a traffic accident, enjoying their schadenfreude. TV traffic reporters on our local evening news love it … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

“Mind & Matter,” by Susan Pinker, columnist. The Wall Street Journal, 1/10/2016. We have long known that children begin to lie soon after they learn to talk. At age three, 50% of children regularly lie, and by four, 80% commonly … Continue reading

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Closure After a Tragedy

“No, You Don’t Need Closure,” by Stephen J. Forman. The Wall Street Journal, 1/7/2016. “The reality is that closure is a myth,” says Forman, a cancer physician who should know. He often stays in contact with the bereaved survivors long … Continue reading

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Panhandled Again!

Last year I wrote about being panhandled in our mall parking lot one evening by a reasonably attractive woman (posting of 6/12/2015). Now it has happened again, this time about 1:00 in the afternoon inside of our Super G grocery … Continue reading

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Nickelback Insult

“Who Likes Nickelback? Nobody Except for Millions,” by Sara Germano and Nichole Hong. The Wall Street Journal, 1/16/2016. You may have seen handheld signs at political rallies saying something like, “Trump Likes Nickelback.”  What does it mean? Doesn’t sound like … Continue reading

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Bowls and Worthless Lenox Dinnerware

“Bowls Are the New Plates,” by Ellen Byron. The Wall Street Journal, 1/12/2015. My wife and I, like many others our age, are burdened with cherished sets of dishes that no one wants. Now, the situation becomes even worse as … Continue reading

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