I Think the Hairstylist Was Trying to Tell Me Something

I went for my quarterly haircut today to one of those national chains, the same one I've used for several years now. I never ask for a specific stylist, whoever is available is fine with me. And today was my first time to have my haircut by this particular woman. I should have had an … Continue reading I Think the Hairstylist Was Trying to Tell Me Something

Now These Are My Kind of Jeans…

Ever since I broke my wrists last November, I don't think I've worn a pair of jeans. I got in the habit of wearing a pair of warm-ups because they were much easier to get on. So for the past several months, I've either worn a pair of khakis for work, or a pair of … Continue reading Now These Are My Kind of Jeans…

Music Monday: A Compilation of the Best Frontmen/Lead Singers of All Time

As I was watching a Fleetwood Mac video with Stevie Nicks leading the way, I thought to myself, 'I would pick her as the top "frontman" for a band'. Her voice, her looks, her dress, her swagger - she's got it all. I'll include a couple of her videos at the end. So that got … Continue reading Music Monday: A Compilation of the Best Frontmen/Lead Singers of All Time

What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda

It's not unusual to see men in Bermuda wearing a suit with short pant legs, like a pair of shorts. I've seen it, and didn't think anything of it. I just knew it was something I would never dare to wear, at least in the U.S. But others have. Here's LeBron James: All I can … Continue reading What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda

Oh My, How Our Spending Habits Have Changed. From Toilet Paper to Teeth Whitener

A year ago, people couldn't find toilet paper, hand sanitizer, or baking flour. Fast forward one year, and now people are having trouble finding deodorant, teeth whitener, and condoms. Welcome to the post-COVID-19 world of retail. As pandemic restrictions are being lifted around the U.S., people are looking to buy products that will help them … Continue reading Oh My, How Our Spending Habits Have Changed. From Toilet Paper to Teeth Whitener

The Spotlight Effect – Part Two: Forget About Your Bad Hair Day

I first wrote about the spotlight effect back in 2019. Simply put, this refers to the fact that all of us pay a lot more attention to ourselves than other people pay to us. Dan Ariely casts the spotlight on this phenomenon again this week with the following letter: Dear Dan, In an effort to … Continue reading The Spotlight Effect – Part Two: Forget About Your Bad Hair Day

I Always Assumed I Was the Norm, But I May Be the Exception

A story in the Huffington Post this week looked at how much time and money men spend on  grooming themselves. Now I like to think I'm a regular guy, and that most guys are like me. My goal with grooming is to spend as little time and money as possible. At this point, I typically … Continue reading I Always Assumed I Was the Norm, But I May Be the Exception

It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

It's ironic that I just wrote a post a couple days ago about how exercise may not be helpful (at least for losing weight). And now I have discovered another problem with exercise. Apparently, sometimes you can not trust the equipment. Today my son Pat and I were working out using exercise tubes and during … Continue reading It took 63 years but I finally broke my first bone(s)

Music Monday: The Youngest Person to Have a Number One Song

It's kind of a trick question, asking who was the youngest person to have a number one song. If you are looking at just solo artists, then it is Stevie Wonder. Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, he had performed as a child in the choir at the Whitestone Baptist Church in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, … Continue reading Music Monday: The Youngest Person to Have a Number One Song

The Science of Enclothed Cognition

Never heard of "enclothed cognition"? Neither had I until reading a recent story in the WSJ by reporter Ray Smith. Enclothed cognition is an area of research that examines the signals clothes send to the brain, says Dr. Adam Galinsky, co-author of the research that coined the term. “In some ways, the clothes that you … Continue reading The Science of Enclothed Cognition