Music Monday: “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians

At first, I wasn't sure if it was a real song. I discovered it while reading Stephen King's "Hearts in Atlantis", which was recommended to me by Jeff Cann, a fellow blogger. You can find Jeff's wonderful posts at "The Other Stuff". The book was an enjoyable read, set back in the days of the … Continue reading Music Monday: “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians

Accounting Professor Contemplates Career Change

I was scrolling through my email the other day, and in one of my daily emails from The Onion, I came across this headline: Study: Average U.S. Third-Grader Reading At Level Of Crow - Who could pass up clicking on that? Here's a bit of what the story went on to say about this sad … Continue reading Accounting Professor Contemplates Career Change

Apparently, Most People Really Do Think They’re Hot Stuff

In honor of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), a challenge that calls for writers to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. Study Finds released the results of a study that offered some insights into the minds of writers and potential writers, based on the responses of 2,000 people in the … Continue reading Apparently, Most People Really Do Think They’re Hot Stuff

Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

The Labor Department said the consumer-price index—which measures what consumers pay for goods and services—increased in October by 6.2% from a year ago. That was the fastest 12-month pace since 1990 and the fifth straight month of inflation above 5%. Price increases were broad-based, with higher costs for new and used autos, gasoline and other … Continue reading Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

“I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

I heard myself saying that to my wife the other night, and I realized it wasn't the first time I've uttered those words. It was after 9:00 at night, I was tired, and I had no idea what I was going to write about. Unfortunately, that's a fairly common scenario (and now you know why … Continue reading “I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

In the most recent Pinkcast, Dan Pink features David Litman, whom Dan describes as one of the premier book jacket designers. David designed the cover for Dan's latest book, The Power of Regret. Here's the cover, featuring a piece of crumpled paper: In The Power of Regret, Pink draws on research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and … Continue reading Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

This May Be My Best Post Ever

This week's newsletter from Dan Pink contained links to a few websites that turn less into more. One of those sites was Just the Punctuation. Here is how it works: You paste some text into a box hit the submit button the program clears away all the words all that is left is just the … Continue reading This May Be My Best Post Ever

Do You Suffer from the Perfection Premium?

In this week's Ask Dan column, Dan answers a reader's question about a phenomenon known as the perfection premium. Dear Dan, Every time my sister hosts a dinner party, she insists that every last tidbit of food she serves be homemade. This high standard is wearing on her. To make her life easier, I proposed … Continue reading Do You Suffer from the Perfection Premium?

The Warm Glow of the ‘Maybe Favor’

One of my favorite parts of writing a blog post is coming up with the title. I've even resorted to clickbait once or twice... But I have to give credit where credit is due. Tonight's title comes directly from Dan Ariely's column in today's Wall Street Journal. Here is the letter Dan received: I volunteer … Continue reading The Warm Glow of the ‘Maybe Favor’

Music Monday: It’s No Longer Hypothetical, I Am 64. Will You Still Read Me?

Today is my 64th birthday and the first song that came to mind was the Beatles "When I'm 64". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTunqv1Xt4 When I'm Sixty-Four is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was one of the first songs written by McCartney, who … Continue reading Music Monday: It’s No Longer Hypothetical, I Am 64. Will You Still Read Me?