Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

The Labor Department said the consumer-price index—which measures what consumers pay for goods and services—increased in October by 6.2% from a year ago. That was the fastest 12-month pace since 1990 and the fifth straight month of inflation above 5%. Price increases were broad-based, with higher costs for new and used autos, gasoline and other … Continue reading Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

I Guess Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Were Kind of Right

Back in 1962, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons came out with the song "Big Girls Don't Cry", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAgQIb77UhU As it turns out, Frankie and company may have been on to something. Well, sort of. According to a poll of 2,004 Americans, men cry on … Continue reading I Guess Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Were Kind of Right

Another Year, Another Wonderful Night of Trick or Treating

I wasn't aware of this until right before I came up with the idea for tonight's post. But somehow I have written a post about Halloween for each of the past five years. Well, now it is six years in a row. As I have written in past years, we live in the perfect neighborhood … Continue reading Another Year, Another Wonderful Night of Trick or Treating

“I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

I heard myself saying that to my wife the other night, and I realized it wasn't the first time I've uttered those words. It was after 9:00 at night, I was tired, and I had no idea what I was going to write about. Unfortunately, that's a fairly common scenario (and now you know why … Continue reading “I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

In the most recent Pinkcast, Dan Pink features David Litman, whom Dan describes as one of the premier book jacket designers. David designed the cover for Dan's latest book, The Power of Regret. Here's the cover, featuring a piece of crumpled paper: In The Power of Regret, Pink draws on research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and … Continue reading Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

This May Be My Best Post Ever

This week's newsletter from Dan Pink contained links to a few websites that turn less into more. One of those sites was Just the Punctuation. Here is how it works: You paste some text into a box hit the submit button the program clears away all the words all that is left is just the … Continue reading This May Be My Best Post Ever

Music Monday: One More Shout Out to Philly

In yesterday's post, I detailed the wonderful weekend my wife and I had in Philadelphia, celebrating our 40th anniversary. So I thought I'd bring some closure to it by sharing a song that features Philadelphia in its lyrics. There were lots of great choices: Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John … Continue reading Music Monday: One More Shout Out to Philly

Learning to Appreciate What’s in My Own Backyard

A few weeks ago my wife and I were trying to plan a weekend getaway to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our first thoughts were either the Jersey Shore or the Pocono Mountains, but then after a bit of brainstorming, we decided to spend a weekend in Philadelphia. We have been to Philly hundreds of times … Continue reading Learning to Appreciate What’s in My Own Backyard

And the World’s Busiest Airport (after dark) Is… Drumroll Please…

I don't know if lightning will strike twice, but I figured I'd give it a shot. The title for this post is a play on my most popular blog post of all time: And the World’s Largest Tire Manufacturer Is… Drumroll Please… That post was written in June 2018, and for each of the years 2018, … Continue reading And the World’s Busiest Airport (after dark) Is… Drumroll Please…

From Jolly Good Fellow to Offical Wizard to Professional Sleeper – What’s Your Job?

Thanks to Val Boyko for planting the seed for this blog post. Val's wonderful website, Find Your Middle Ground, is where she explores, reflects, asks deep questions, shares insights, and connects with other bloggers. Her post today, Bring Peace to The World, included a poem that was written by Chade-Meng Tan formerly Google’s Jolly Good … Continue reading From Jolly Good Fellow to Offical Wizard to Professional Sleeper – What’s Your Job?