I was prescribed a tube of cream for some white spots on my shin. “It’s expensive,” my new dermatologist cautioned, unaware of My Vast Fortune. “If your insurance doesn’t cover it or it’s too much at Publix, you might want to call this place and fax them the prescription instead.” She wrote down […]
I found myself craving creamed spinach. This doesn’t happen often (as the rest of my tale will confirm) but I found a box in the freezer and popped it into the microwave. “Are you crazy?” I heard Charles say from someplace in food heaven; “it can’t still be good” — it was dated October 27, 2007 — but […]
EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY
Yes, another dog video — thanks again, Mel — but this one, from Vancouver, is only 42 seconds.
A TALE OF TWO DONORS
I love all donors. Realistically, I love some even more than others. I was thinking about that recently because two things happened within minutes of each […]
These interactive charts from Bloomberg tell an interesting story about the pace of social change in America — everything from inter-racial marriage to women’s suffrage and the temperance movement to medical marijuana.
And speaking of gay marriage, don’t forget to vote May 22 (if you’re Irish). Click here for a terrific little clip. […]
I’m not even clear what “racks and trays” are in the context of landing gear. (“Overhead bins” and “tray tables” I know, but this must be different.)
Still, I like this quote:
“When Total Air Group first encountered the WheelTug concept, we were amazed by the opportunities to help streamline airline operations and reduce wear […]
Let’s start with this: Right now, the trade playing field is tilted badly against America. Our markets are almost entirely open – I believe the average tariff we levy on imports is just 1.4% — while the countries we trade with are not nearly so welcoming. Their average import duties are three or four times as high […]
Closing at $11 Friday, CISG has doubled in the 16 months since suggested here. I’d like to think it may double again over the next few years, but this would be an obvious time to sell half and, with house money, see what happens with the rest.
To fund that CISG purchase, I […]
My esteemed friend Mel, who seems to attract good stuff floating around the Internet the way I attract no-see-ums, passed on these cautionary tales. Personally, I plan never again to leave my house.
1. LONG-TERM PARKING:
A family left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the […]
Frigid as the Northeast was this past winter, Bloomberg News tells us this was actually the planet’s hottest start to a year of any on record — with an animated chart and everything. (Marco Rubio tells us the climate’s changing — it’s always changing — but there’s nothing we should be doing about […]
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Patriarch Joe Kennedy to his sons: 'You'll all spend yourselves into the poorhouse after I'm gone.' JFK in reply: 'Dad, you'll just have to work harder.'~.
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