Dear Future Me,

I heard about this fascinating web site from Daniel Pink's monthly newsletter back in October, and I had to meant to write about it back then, but it must have somehow slipped into the deep abyss that is my mind. Fortunately, it was still in my inbox, and I stumbled upon it again today. (By … Continue reading Dear Future Me,

The 2019 Drunk Shopping Census (Yes, There Is Such a Survey)

Another club that I'm not part of. But this time, I'm actually happy to be excluded. Tech and business newsletter The Hustle surveyed more than 2,000 alcohol-drinking adults about their online shopping behavior and found that on average, shoppers spent more than $400 per year on items bought while intoxicated. Based on that response, The Hustle … Continue reading The 2019 Drunk Shopping Census (Yes, There Is Such a Survey)

Today, I Drove Like a Man

Before we got in the car and headed to Brooklyn for the day, I decided I was going to drive like a man today. Maybe it was the Scottish Shower I took. No more "X plus 7" driving, not today. At the very least, I decided I was going to stay up with the traffic, … Continue reading Today, I Drove Like a Man

You Say Tomato, I Say Tahmotto; You Say Verbo, I Say VRBO

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would … Continue reading You Say Tomato, I Say Tahmotto; You Say Verbo, I Say VRBO

Airline Humor

It's been a tough week for Boeing, with the crash of one of its planes followed by the decision of the FAA to ground Boeing's entire fleet of that particular plane. As might be expected, there was a great deal of discussion regarding passenger safety as a result of the crash and what airplane manufacturers … Continue reading Airline Humor

How to Save Up to $13,000 Instantly

What would you do with an extra $13,000? According to an article from Buzzfeed, here are a few things you could do with $13,000 (the article is over five years old, but it will get you thinking): fly from Singapore to San Francisco in suite class, which Singapore Airlines describes as better than first class; you … Continue reading How to Save Up to $13,000 Instantly

Things That Make Life Worth Living

As I was cutting up our weekly purchase of a dozen bagels so that we could freeze them, I realized how much I loved having a bagel slicer (or as Amazon calls it, a bagel guillotine). We've only had it for about a year, but now I can't remember how we were able to live without … Continue reading Things That Make Life Worth Living

Fun Christmas Math

Did you ever wonder how many total gifts someone receives as a result of the song the 12 Days of Christmas? Or what individual gift was the most popular? What about Santa Claus and his delivery schedule? How many houses does he visit? How fast does he have to be traveling? How heavy is his … Continue reading Fun Christmas Math

Fun Facts and Figures

My first foray into blogging was with a site named The WSJ Blogger, which I started in August, 2012. The purpose of the site, as evidenced by its tagline, was to provide daily highlights from The Wall Street Journal along with other great articles and videos, all designed to inform, educate, and entertain. I kept that blog … Continue reading Fun Facts and Figures

Take Me Out to the Ball Game – in Japan

Byron Tau wrote a great piece in today's Wall Street Journal about watching a baseball game in Japan. Baseball is my favorite of the big 4 professional sports, probably because it's the one I played the most as a kid (not well, however). It sounds like they take their baseball quite seriously in Japan. Just … Continue reading Take Me Out to the Ball Game – in Japan