Monthly Archives: October 2011

Merry Christmas

Dear Wall Street, Park Avenue, Gold Coast and Pacifica, Due to continuing weak economy, the North Pole is planning cutbacks for the upcoming 2011 Holiday Season.  Internal belt tightening includes cookies (homebaked by Mrs. Claus) in lieu of cash bonuses … Continue reading

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So What’s Their Problem?

A few weeks ago, Steve Jobs of Apple fame died.  Not being much of tech junkie, I never knew much about Mr. Jobs.  Various obituaries, articles, tributes and commentaries following his death provided some insights into the person.  I also … Continue reading

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Substance vs Style

The First Family made headlines this week for letting it be known that Mr. is not uber-thrilled with his daughters watching Keeping Up with the Karashians and its various spin offs.  Apparently, Mr. thinks the Kardashian women are not the … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with France?

A few years ago, after the U.S. economy “collapsed” due to ___________ (insert your own opinion), things in France were looking pretty good, and a lot of people were speculating, maybe the U.S. should try to be more like France.  … Continue reading

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Brewers and Tigers and Bears, ‘Wolves and Hornets and Bucks

We’re in the Middle of football season now and the Middle of MLB playoffs, but the NBA is nowhere.  The start of the season is now officially delayed due to foundering contract negotiations.  I’m less of an NBA junkie than … Continue reading

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Free (and Happy) To Be Me

So, yesterday was my birthday.  And my cousin, Blondie, outed me about which one it was on FaceBook.  Sigh.  I guess it is natural to spend your birthday reflecting on the last year and wondering about the next.  It’s everyone’s … Continue reading

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Where’d You Go?

As I guess pretty much everyone in the Developed World is aware, Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc., died this week.  There was an outpouring of grief from the IT community—both workers and users—recorded on FaceBook, Twitter, and elsewhere.  There was … Continue reading

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