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Monthly Archives: December 2016

New Year’s Resolutions

Another new year and another chance to break promises to myself! I almost never bother with New Year’s Resolutions any more.  I mean, honestly, how many of us actually keep them?  Sure the gyms and churches are all full in January, but by Spring, we’re usually back to our old ways again.  Still it’s traditional, […]

Tracking The Fat Man

Time to watch for the jolly old elf! As I usually do at this time of year, I’m reminding you of where to find Santa and, more specifically, how to track his progress. During the Cold War, NORAD stood between us and what we were sure was complete destruction at the hands of the Soviets. […]

Social Fixer

Fix your social media. I know my post for the past couple of weeks have been pretty random, but, hey, it’s the end of the year and I’ve been cleaning out old links. I’ve noticed since I’ve been mostly off of Facebook this year, I’ve been more relaxed.  My stress about the election, I think, […]

Another Year Older, And …

… hopefully wiser. But, who’s to say, really? I don’t think it’s an accident that my birthday fell on a Monday this year, because, I’ll tell you, it’s felt a little bit like a year of Mondays! Still, I’ve survived another lap around the Sun, and that’s something to celebrate, especially considering how close I’ve […]

The Most Common Bias

Cognitive bias is amazingly common, and keeping us from really changing our lives. One of the things I’ve noticed this year, as I have found myself arguing with people about politics and economics, is how much we are all effected by cognitive bias.  It’s that “gut feeling” that things are, or should be, a certain […]

Polite Conversation

Let’s talk about polite conversation for moment, shall we? After surviving a difficult holiday, where, no doubt, you had at least some friction with someone about a closely held political belief of some kind that the other fat-head didn’t, I think manners and conversation might be an appropriate topic.  It’s bee a tense year and […]


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