I think it's time for me to stake my claim and make my fortune in the world of digital assets. This insight dawned on me the other day while I was reading an article about the metaverse in the Wall Street Journal. Sidebar - do not ask me what the metaverse is. I have no … Continue reading This Blog Post Can Be All Yours for Just $5,700
The Problem With Being Vegan
There's a chance you may have felt that there was something missing in your life. Well, I think I know what it is. It's been a while since I've shared a post from Dan Ariely's mailbag. So let me remedy that by sharing this email Dan received, with an answer that hits way too close … Continue reading The Problem With Being Vegan
Throwback Tuesday (Or, Me Being Lazy)
The following post was originally published on January 7, 2017. More than five years later, it has no likes, and only four comments, two of which are mine. Despite those anemic numbers, it has always been one of my favorite posts. I told myself that if I ever started reblogging some of my previous posts, … Continue reading Throwback Tuesday (Or, Me Being Lazy)
My Break from Blogging Helped Me Get Caught Up on Some Reading
I stopped blogging on March 31, 2022, and started up again on August 9., for a total of 130 days. One of the tasks I informally committed myself to do during the break was to read more books. I don't keep track of every book I've read, so the following list may not be 100% … Continue reading My Break from Blogging Helped Me Get Caught Up on Some Reading
It Only Took One Day for My Students To Realize How Out of Touch I Am
As I noted in yesterday's blog post, today was my first day of classes for the semester. The course I am teaching is a freshmen-level, Intro to Business course. I typically start each class by sharing and discussing a few articles from that day's Wall Street Journal. Since this was our first day together, I … Continue reading It Only Took One Day for My Students To Realize How Out of Touch I Am
Are You Part of Team Top Sheet Or Team No Top Sheet?
It's always fun to read (and then write about) something that is totally meaningless, yet can lead to heated debates. And that's what we've got here. A story in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago looked at the debate between those who like having a flat top sheet as part of their bedding, … Continue reading Are You Part of Team Top Sheet Or Team No Top Sheet?
I Guess 181 Weeks In a Row Wasn’t Enough to Make It Part of My Long-Term Memory
I guess I was so excited about my home repair success over the weekend that I couldn't wait to write a blog post about it. But what I forgot is that Mondays have always been my day to write about music, at least they had been for 181 weeks in a row until I took … Continue reading I Guess 181 Weeks In a Row Wasn’t Enough to Make It Part of My Long-Term Memory
How I Used WordPress and YouTube to Replace Our Bathroom Exhaust Fan
I am one of the world's unhandiest men (the image above is not my handiwork, but it could have been). It goes back to high school when I scored a 7 out of 100 on the Armed Forces Aptitude test for General Mechanical Ability. I've used that as an excuse not to fix anything for … Continue reading How I Used WordPress and YouTube to Replace Our Bathroom Exhaust Fan
So Where Is Waldo, Really?
The headline above was a recent essay prompt as part of the college admissions process for the University of Chicago. It seems like it would be a fun essay to work on, but to me, it seems crazy that perhaps such a question could carry more weight than the results of standardized math and verbal … Continue reading So Where Is Waldo, Really?
A Perfect Setting for a Classic Joke
Today, I was at the University of Penn Dental School's wonderful White Coat ceremony for the son of a cousin of a cousin (with an opening line like that, I know I've got you on the edge of your seat). The keynote speaker was the Reverend Chaz Lattimore Howard, the University Chaplain and Vice President … Continue reading A Perfect Setting for a Classic Joke