Monthly Archives: April 2019

Life’s Little Victories

I’m talking little victories here, but at my age, any victory is worth celebrating, especially over a problem that has been a bother all my life. It started out while I was shivering in the shower, waiting for the water … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Evaluation Of Talent

“Twist And Scout,” by Louis Menand. The New Yorker, 4/8/2017. Professional baseball has to at least try to  measure the performance of the players they are paying such big money for. Are they worth it? Would someone cheaper be just … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Weather Forecasting

Someone once said you can do a decent job of predicting the weather by simply saying tomorrow will be the same as today. I can do that one better. A couple of years ago, my son gave me for Christmas … Continue reading

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A Common Magazine Scam

I used to get many magazine and newspaper subscriptions, but now I get almost none because I cannot keep up with the schemes of the publishers. I admit they are smarter than I am. Here’s how the most common one … Continue reading

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The Decline of TV as We Know It

“Investors Pummel TV Companies On Ad Woes,” by Steven Perlberg and Shalini Ramachandran. The Wall Street Journal, 8/7/2015. (This is still another old, unpublished posting, recently discovered, but is still appropriate.) “More than $35 billion in market value was wiped … Continue reading

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Pralines

Ask your spouse what pralines are. If your spouse is a man, chances are they will have no idea. If your spouse is a woman, she will wonder why you are asking such an obvious question. I recently learned myself … Continue reading

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Riding the Ceramic Honda

TV commercials have sunk to a new low: The current Linzess commercial shows first a man, then a woman, sitting on a toilet, aimlessly looking around, waiting for something to happen. True, they are shown separately and from the waist … Continue reading

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