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”

A Dozen Universal Truths

Apple products are better than PCs and Android A smile is better than a frown Warm weather is better than cold Guinness is better than Bud Sunrise is better than sunset Vacation time is better than working time Ruffles potato chips are better than regular Women are more mature than men Bruce Springsteen and the … Continue reading A Dozen Universal Truths

Music Monday: What’s the Best Way to Cope with the Pandemic?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes the results of a research study that examined which activities worked best to lift people’s moods during the COVID pandemic. Sex and drugs were among the 43 options participants could choose from, along with exercise, cooking, social media, video calls, and various types of entertainment. The … Continue reading Music Monday: What’s the Best Way to Cope with the Pandemic?

Music Monday: And My Number One Christmas Song Is…

Let's just cut right to the chase. Anyone who knows even just a little about me can probably guess what my all-time favorite Christmas song is. As a hint, the song just happens to also be sung by my favorite musical artist. You guessed it - Santa Claus is Comin' to Town by Bruce Sprinsgteen … Continue reading Music Monday: And My Number One Christmas Song Is…

Local Guy Makes THE App for the Holiday Season

It only took Mike Kane, a self-taught programmer from the Philly suburbs, three weekends to design his ChristmasPrism app. Late on Friday nights and early on Saturday mornings, before breakfast. The app allows homeowners with Christmas light displays to upload a photo of their home to the ChristmasPrism app. People out hunting for cool Christmas … Continue reading Local Guy Makes THE App for the Holiday Season

Die Hard: Christmas Movie or Not?

We just finished watching Die Hard for the umpteenth time; it's become a holiday season tradition. But it makes me wonder why it is considered a Christmas movie. Rotten Tomatoes certainly has no problem classifying it as one; in its ranking of the 63 best Christmas movies, Die Hard comes in at number 12. But … Continue reading Die Hard: Christmas Movie or Not?

Music Monday: And The Runner-up Is…

Last week I started the countdown of my top three Christmas songs. In third place was the beautiful song Oh Holy Night, sung by the remarkable Josh Groban. Today I am announcing my second favorite Christmas song, the runner-up for the title: Christmas in L.A. by The Killers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=938GYJjxBeU&feature=emb_logo Like all of my top three … Continue reading Music Monday: And The Runner-up Is…

If You Knew You Had Less in Savings Than Your Neighbors, Would You Start Saving More?

Researchers in the Netherlands wanted to find out whether people with a low savings amount would start saving more if they knew they saved less than others in their neighborhood. Providing such info is referred to as a social norm nudge. Such nudges signal appropriate behavior and are classed as behavioral expectations or rules within … Continue reading If You Knew You Had Less in Savings Than Your Neighbors, Would You Start Saving More?

The Top 10 Foreign Films and Series Being Watched By Americans on Netflix

Looking to add some international flare to your TV series and movie watching? Netflix has released its list of the top 10 films and series being watched by Americans on Netflix. Ellen Gamerman at the Wall Street Journal has shared that list, along with a brief synopsis of each. I feel it is my public … Continue reading The Top 10 Foreign Films and Series Being Watched By Americans on Netflix

Music Monday: My Favorite Christmas Songs Countdown

There are only three Mondays in December before Christmas, and I thought I would use those three Mondays to highlight my three favorite Christmas songs, one eah week. As you could imagine, given that there are so many great Christmas songs, it is tough narrowing it down to just three songs. And Clive does not … Continue reading Music Monday: My Favorite Christmas Songs Countdown