Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Papers, please

Let’s say you have some money in the bank, have your suitcase packed, and are ready to see the world. Your passport is up to date and you are ready to go. The world is at your feet. Not so … Continue reading

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The long journey of a Mustang Boss

The Ford Mustang has always been popular among car enthusiasts and collectors. One of the most desirable and rare is the 1969 “Boss” edition, especially with a monster 429 cubic inch engine. Only a little more than a thousand were … Continue reading

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Pleasing the public vs pleasing the experts or, why the Kingston Trio is like the Eiffel Tower

We went to see the Kingston Trio in concert the other night. It’s a strange set up, since the Kingston Trio stopped performing over 40 years ago. In their place, however, are three guys fully sanctioned by the originals, a … Continue reading

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Judging books by their covers

Someone said you can’t judge a book by its cover but you can usually judge it by its back cover. The idea, of course, is that the facade of a book, at least the front part, can be deceiving about … Continue reading

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If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we…. The fallacy of comparing things that aren’t equivalent.

  After the first moon landing, we heard a lot of people say that if we can put a man on the moon, we should be able to solve all our social problems. This was a gross misunderstanding of what … Continue reading

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Turning Points-Paths taken and not taken

How many people do you know who talk incessantly about getting their big break, and how different life will be once they get it? Maybe you think the same thing. One day you’ll get that life changing bit of good … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Withered Corn

At this time of the year, you see it in many rural areas; farm fields with rows of corn awaiting harvest. All summer the corn has been growing and now it is ready. You can see long rows of dry … Continue reading

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