A Clever, and Noisy, Solution to a Challenging Problem

The world of sports has ground to a halt. While there have been some isolated comebacks, one thing that is missing from these events are the fans. There have been a few attempts to mimic fan attendance at some events that have taken place, but it’s not close to the real thing. Borussia Mönchengladbach, a … Continue reading A Clever, and Noisy, Solution to a Challenging Problem

Why Are There Always a Few?

I start teaching my summer course on Tuesday, and I have two sections of 25 students each. I sent the students their first email about the course this past Tuesday, providing them with information on how to register for the online component of the course as well making them aware that they have two assignments … Continue reading Why Are There Always a Few?

Warning: If You’re Not A Fan of Sudoku, You May Want to Just Hit Like and Move On

I came across this mesmerizing video today, thanks to Seth Godin. At least I found it mesmerizing, but my guess is most people won’t. It’s got two things against it - it’s long by YouTube standards, almost 26 minutes, and it’s a video of a guy solving a Sudoku puzzle (but at least the guy … Continue reading Warning: If You’re Not A Fan of Sudoku, You May Want to Just Hit Like and Move On

All This Could Be Yours – for Just $350,000… Per Month

Perhaps as a way of catering to its readership, the Wall Street Journal does not call its weekly housing section “Real Estate”, but rather “Mansion”. And Mansion is a good description of the houses that are featured every Friday. For example, here are three of the headlines from this week’s edition: A Natural Gas Exec … Continue reading All This Could Be Yours – for Just $350,000… Per Month

Returning to Normal: Step One Completed

It’s been over four months since I’ve stepped foot inside a Wawa convenience store. Never heard of Wawa? Here’s a little background info I provided on Wawa in a previous post. If you haven’t heard of Wawa, then just imagine what the ultimate convenience store would be like, and that’s Wawa. It’s better than 7-Eleven, Sheetz, … Continue reading Returning to Normal: Step One Completed

If This Is True, Then I Should Be the King of Brainstorming

I've written more than a few posts about some of my embarrassing moments (I have so many to choose from): Lobster Man Strikes Again Another One of Life’s Embarrassing Moments Embarrassing Stories – A Wonderful Way to Get to Know One Another? Another Benefit of Sharing Embarrassing Moments Add One More to Life’s Embarrassing Moments Well, That Was Embarrassing… The … Continue reading If This Is True, Then I Should Be the King of Brainstorming

Thank Goodness for Technology, but…

After we had our first videoconference call with a doctor today, it struck me how important a role technology has played in the pandemic. Here is a list of tasks that I used to do in person and then in a blink of an eye they were all being done online: teach go to church … Continue reading Thank Goodness for Technology, but…

Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation

It was, no doubt, a strange way to end four years of college for this year's graduates. With formal commencement exercises canceled, Villanova put on a virtual graduation ceremony. And it was wonderful. Here are some screenshots of the ceremony which was broadcast live yesterday afternoon. The top photo is of our President, Father Peter … Continue reading Villanova’s Wonderful Virtual Graduation

Jack LaLanne: Godfather of Fitness

This post was inspired by Beth at I Didn't Have My Glasses On, who earlier today wrote a post about the workout of University of Michigan football player, Ronnie Bell. To stay in shape, the Michigan receiver would go outside … and push his family’s Chevy Tahoe around the block. “I’ve been pushing the cars … Continue reading Jack LaLanne: Godfather of Fitness

Why Reddit Is My New Best Friend

It was just a couple of weeks ago that I wrote a blog post asking what was with people and tires. My most popular blog post of all time was one I wrote in June of 2018: “And the World’s Largest Tire Manufacturer Is… Drumroll Please…“ I didn't think there was anything particularly special about … Continue reading Why Reddit Is My New Best Friend