Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

To all those residing in the Northern Hemisphere - happy first day of summer. For those of you in the Southern Hemsisphere, don’t worry, it’s only six months away... When I think of summer, I think of family, friends, no school, vacations, beaches, warm nights, and cold beer. I also think of the classic song, … Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer (well at least for half the world…)

Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAepPm6nStQ As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

New Marshmallow Test Looks at Cooperation

By now, many of us, if not most of us, have heard of the marshmallow experiment. Here is a brief summary from an earlier post I wrote about it: You may be familiar with the famous Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, which was a series of studies on delayed gratification in the late 1960s and early 1970s led by … Continue reading New Marshmallow Test Looks at Cooperation

Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

I just discovered a web site that may be fertile ground for future blog posts. The site is StudyFinds.org, and it defines its mission as: StudyFinds sets out to find new research that speaks to mass audiences — without all the scientific jargon. The stories we publish are digestible, summarized versions of research that are … Continue reading Forget the Inspirational Stuff – Go with Angry

The Paradox of Last Place

We all (well, maybe not all) remember those dreaded gym classes when it was time for teams to be picked. If you weren't an athlete (nope), popular (nope), or good-looking (nope), you were going to be among the last ones selected. And you were just hoping you would not be THE last one selected. While … Continue reading The Paradox of Last Place

Music Monday: America’s Answer to the Beatles – The Monkees

If you’re of a certain age, you’ve heard of the Monkees. They were one of the hottest bands of the late 60s. The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Their original line-up consisted of the American actor/musicians … Continue reading Music Monday: America’s Answer to the Beatles – The Monkees

AP, AR, ADA, PPE, STI: When Accounting Jargon Collides with the Real World

I was driving home from Dunkin’ Donuts earlier today, part of my Sunday morning routine, and I noticed the car in front of me had a customized license plate. The license plate was “BDE”. I’m sure it was probably someone’s initials, but the first thought that came to my mind was “Bad Debt Expense”, an … Continue reading AP, AR, ADA, PPE, STI: When Accounting Jargon Collides with the Real World

Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I've been wanting to try my hand at writing a tautogram poem for a couple of months. I first learned about this style of poem thanks to the Nobel laureate of WordPress, Brad Osborne. Brad is a talented writer and poet, somehow managing to come up with an original poem every day and share his … Continue reading Jury Judges Jaywalking Jim

I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…

For the past couple of months, I have been receiving occasional comments from what appears to be someone associated with a liquor store in Colorado. Here are the comments I've received, which I have never posted because they just seemed a little over the top and a little off with the grammar. Excellent write-up, I … Continue reading I’ve Got a Secret Admirer. Well, Almost…

I’ll Never Complain About Walking from My Bedroom to the Kitchen Again

Today's Wall Street Journal featured Spelling Manor in Los Angeles, one of the largest homes in the world. At 56,500 square feet, it is slightly larger than the White House, and more than 21 times the size of the average American house. The French chateau-style home has a bowling alley, a wine cellar and tasting … Continue reading I’ll Never Complain About Walking from My Bedroom to the Kitchen Again