Music Monday: Cat Stevens, Then and Now

Over five years ago, I wrote a post that included videos of Bruce Springsteen playing one of his classic songs, Thundercrack, 39 years apart. In that post I wrote the following: It’s fascinating to watch someone perform the same song, 39 years apart. What’s even more amazing is to notice that Bruce still has the … Continue reading Music Monday: Cat Stevens, Then and Now

No Matter What Your Problem, It Looks Like This Guy Can Help

Do you suffer from any of these problems: Money rituals instant money Office problem police station case Election wins. visa problem Bullet never enter you Brotherhood of money secret society Court cases Examination High spirit of pastor Gold problem protection Cafe or fraud guys Pocket no dry pot of riches Business problem High spirit football … Continue reading No Matter What Your Problem, It Looks Like This Guy Can Help

Hmmm… Maybe I’m the Exception

In one of today's emails to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, a husband is baffled where he went wrong with the birthday gift he bought his wife. Here's the email: Dear Dan, I bought my brother a top-of-the-line espresso machine for his birthday. My wife remarked that it was a very generous and thoughtful gift, so … Continue reading Hmmm… Maybe I’m the Exception

Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?

Google Translate is a free multilingual neural machine translation service developed by Google, designed to translate text and websites from one language into another. It offers a website interface and a mobile app for Android and iOS. As of January 2021, Google Translate supports 109 languages at various levels and as of April 2016, claimed … Continue reading Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?

My Recent Health Issues, and Gratitude

The primary reason for sharing the story below is to help anyone who may search the web someday for a possible explanation for symptoms similar to what I had experienced. I know that is what I did, but nothing I found matched what my diagnosis turned out to be. It started on New Year’s Eve … Continue reading My Recent Health Issues, and Gratitude

My Favorite Moment from the Inauguration Ceremonies

There were many highlights from the past couple of days of inauguration ceremonies, including the performances by Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, and Amanda Gorman. But I think my favorite was a simple tweet from President Joe Biden: https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1351918910199631872

Lost in Translation

This is the third post I've gotten from reading Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland, and the second time I'm using the quote copy feature of my Kindle app. Here's the paragraph that captured my attention:  I had never heard of this translation … Continue reading Lost in Translation

Music Monday: The Music of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tonight’s post is a reblog of one I wrote two years ago as a Music Monday that featured the music related to Martin Luther King, Jr. There are a few reasons for reblogging this old post. First, I think it’s a nice way to pay tribute to one of our greatest heroes. Second, the old … Continue reading Music Monday: The Music of Martin Luther King, Jr.

These Words from Four Years Ago Seem Just as Relevant Today

A few days ago I wrote a post in which I mentioned that this semester I will be teaching in the same room where I had the chance to meet Michael Bloomberg, about four years ago. Shortly afterward, I went back and read the post I had written about my meeting with Bloomberg. Bloomberg was … Continue reading These Words from Four Years Ago Seem Just as Relevant Today

Add One More Item to the List of “I Just Don’t Get It”

  In July 2019, Sotheby’s sold a historic set of Nike’s “Moon Shoe” waffle-soled sneakers from 1972 for a then-record-setting $437,500. Not to be outdone, during the peak of the Michael Jordan fever triggered by ESPN’s 2020 docuseries “The Last Dance,” a pair of game-worn Jordan 1s sold to an unnamed buyer for a record-breaking … Continue reading Add One More Item to the List of “I Just Don’t Get It”