Ahhh…To Be Young and Clueless…

Looking back on the early years of our marriage, it's a wonder Mary and I, and our children, survived. As you will see, we were pretty clueless about things like money and life in general, but we got through it, with lots of help, and lots of mistakes along the way. Mary and I got … Continue reading Ahhh…To Be Young and Clueless…

It’s Sad That This Is the Sort of Thing That Gets Me Excited These Days

One of the side effects of one of the medications I am on is that it can cause swollen ankles and calves. The problem is compounded when I stand for a few hours to teach, and by the end of the day I can barely fit into my sneakers (forget about wearing shoes). So I … Continue reading It’s Sad That This Is the Sort of Thing That Gets Me Excited These Days

And Here I Thought My Students Really Liked Me

About a year and a half ago I wrote a post: Why I Love LinkedIn. In that post, I noted that my favorite feature is simply reading through the Notifications to see what my former students are up to. If one of them is starting a new job, has gotten a promotion, or is going … Continue reading And Here I Thought My Students Really Liked Me

The HAPPE Method of Journaling

Lara Zielin, an author and life coach, has created a method of journaling she calls “Author Your Life,” where people think about themselves as characters in a story of their making. Author Your Life is a way to write about the life you want to have as if it’s already occurring. Zielin has developed five … Continue reading The HAPPE Method of Journaling

If You’re Reading This, You’re Part of the 93%

According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 25-Feb. 8, 2021, seven percent of U.S. adults do not use the Internet. As I read the article, no where did it state what percent of U.S. adults do use the Internet, so I decided to see if I could my math skills to help me … Continue reading If You’re Reading This, You’re Part of the 93%

A Junk Bond by Any Other Name Would Smell As Risky

Today in class we briefly talked about junk bonds. Bonds are fixed-income debt instruments that corporations and governments issue to investors to raise capital. When investors buy bonds, they're effectively loaning money to the issuer who promises to repay the money on a specific date called the maturity date. At maturity, the investor is repaid … Continue reading A Junk Bond by Any Other Name Would Smell As Risky

People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

This may be a first in five years of blogging every day. I'm sharing articles written by the same reporter, two days in a row. Yesterday, I shared a story written by Brittany Wong at HuffPost that explored the fear that people have of meeting new people, and how to manage such fear. Today, I … Continue reading People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

There’s a Word for What I Have: Minglephobia

Do you have minglephobia? What about pluralistic ignorance? Do you ever misestimate the hedonic trajectory of a conversation? If so, welcome to my world. And surprisingly, there's a good deal of people in this world. In a fascinating article in the HuffPost, reporter Brittany Wong takes a look at an issue that many of us … Continue reading There’s a Word for What I Have: Minglephobia

Is This All We Really Want from Life?

As I noted in last night's post about my venture into Instagram, I just finished a great book that offered a lot of insight into how Instagram got started and the impact it has had on society. The book highlighted several times how many of the users of Instagram are obsessed with the number of … Continue reading Is This All We Really Want from Life?

Get Ready for Some Gramming*

I just finished reading a fascinating book (No Filter by Sarah Frier) about the history of Instagram, and it motivated me to start posting to my Instagram account. I had made a post to Instagram several years ago, but then I somehow lost my account info since I never used it, so I had to … Continue reading Get Ready for Some Gramming*