I was just reading a story about how Taboola Ltd.’s deal to acquire Outbrain Inc. has been called off, putting an end to an attempt to combine the internet’s two largest content-recommendation companies. Taboola and Outbrain are known for generating the “promoted stories” or “around the web” sections that appear at the bottom of news … Continue reading Check Out the Best (i.e., Worse) Click Bait Headlines Ever and You’ll Never…
I first wrote about the fun fact that LEGO is the world's largest tire manufacturer, producing over 700 million tires per year, on June 24, 2018. The post got eight views that day, and another eleven the next day. Like most posts, the number of views quickly faded away over the next few weeks. But … Continue reading I Guess People Are No Longer Fascinated by Tires
Reporter Leah Fessler had a story in this week's New York Times about how important it is to recognize our small wins and routine accomplishments, rather than just wait to celebrate when we have major breakthroughs. According to Teresa Amabile, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and co-author of The Progress Principle: … Continue reading Now This Is My Idea of Productivity – Celebrating the Mundane
Odds are this is something that only bothers me, and I know it's kind of petty, but maybe it's something James Bond could relate to. Just like he could relate to my good looks. But anyway, I've got to get it off my chest because it happens somewhat frequently. My email address is james.borden and … Continue reading My Name Is Borden. Jim Borden.
I have no idea how I've gotten to my age without ever having read Of Mice and Men. But today I put an end that gap in my literary education, and so far, so good. The beginning of the book features an essay on Steinbeck by Susan Shillinglaw, who at the time was a professor … Continue reading John Steinbeck Knew What It Took for the World to be a Kinder, Gentler Place
With apologies to Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, and Jimmy Buffett... Another Saturday night And I ain't got a blog post I got some ideas but none of them good Now, how I wished I'd written it sooner I'm in an awful way I started blogging years ago I've written lots of posts since then If … Continue reading Another Saturday Night – a Blogger’s Version
I always just assumed it was a made-up word -"flibbertigibbet", sort of like 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pu1adxqUAg But I came across flibbertigibbet twice today and given the source of where I came across it the second time, it made me think that it might be a real word. And that is not the only coincidence I want … Continue reading Sunday Is Fun Word Day: Flibbertigibbet!
I was in the middle of my workout this morning, when an idea came to me for what I thought would be a great topic for a blog post. I didn’t have any way to write down or record the idea at that moment, but I repeated it to myself a couple of times, and … Continue reading My Apologies – This Could Have Been a Great Post
I started reading Harlan Cohen’s most recent book, A Boy From the Woods, late Friday night, and I finished it this afternoon. The 384 pages (actually 624 pages since it was the large print edition) just flew right by. I didn’t want to stop reading it. This is not the first time this has happened … Continue reading How Does He Do It?
My post from last night, Music Monday: Revisiting WOTE (Walk Off The Earth), used the word quirky to describe the wonderful Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth. It’s not unexpected that last night’s post is my most viewed post today, with 40 views so far today (and 20 from yesterday). What is surprising is that a … Continue reading “Quirky” Must Be the WordPress Word of the Day