The photo above is one I took as I was leaving my building today, Friday afternoon. I'd like to give the benefit of doubt to whoever had been sitting there; maybe they had just stepped away to use the restroom. After all, someone who reads the Wall Street Journal wouldn't just leave a mess like … Continue reading Is This What a Dine and Dash Crime Scene Looks Like?
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
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
I've written several posts over the years that were based on stories from the real estate section of Friday's Wall Street Journal, formally known as the Mansion section. To get you up to speed again on what kind of houses are featured in the WSJ, here is a selection of headlines from the last two … Continue reading It’s Been A While Since I Shared Some of the Real Estate Bargains Found in the Wall Street Journal
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?
It's always fun to read men's fashion articles from the Wall Street Journal, since I always find them so over the top. Well, today I saw two headlines, with brief descriptions, that caught my attention: 4 Menswear Trends That Could Be Bigger than Tie-Dye It’s time to move on from ubiquitous, hippie-ish swirls. Experts predict … Continue reading Wait, What?
Recently I made the decision to add some non-vegan items to my diet, as a sort of trial. I thought I'd start with eggs and salmon, and give myself about 90 days to see if I notice any differences in my health and general well-being. It may not seem like much, but I've been a … Continue reading Is This How My Students Feel When I Teach Them How to Do Something?
It is a strange time for those people who graduated from college in the past year or so and then started their first job. Many of these people, often referred to as Gen Z (born after 1997), finished college taking classes remotely, and they began their career working remotely. So it's not out of the … Continue reading Is It Possible That Some Members of Gen Z Will Never Work in an Office?
One of the things I remember most about teaching during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters was how quiet the classes were in those few minutes before class began. To me, it was a combination of social distancing, masks, teaching freshmen, and cell phones, all of which helped to create a barrier of sorts … Continue reading I Guess I Should Be Teaching More Than Just Accounting
An article spinner is a resource or device whose primary function is to rewrite text (such as an article or blog entry) so that the overall message and meaning are left intact while the wording is changed significantly. It is commonly used by content creators, website/blog administrators, and marketing agencies in an attempt to imitate … Continue reading My First Try at Using an Article Spinner