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Monthly Archives: September 2015

At the Airport September 27, 2015

I went to visit my parents in Ft. Myers, Florida, largely because I found an unbelievably cheap round trip flight. Of course, the “Student Driver” sticker on the plane explained the price just a little bit, as did the $50 million per carry-on bag fee. In order to get this fare, I had to take…

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BOOK REVIEW: When to Rob a Bank September 25, 2015

When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen L. Dubner is the fourth in the Freakonomics series written by the duo, an economist/journalist pair. This book is a little bit different than the first three, in that rather than…

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Going To The Doctor September 20, 2015

Because I am not the biggest fan of premature dying, I tend to go to the doctor rather often. My family’s health history is not exactly robust, with very few of us making it past our early 70s, and quite a few dipping out before then. Of course, the generations old enough to be in…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas September 18, 2015

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Young Reader’s Choice Award – Intermediate Division)by John Boyne This book is gorgeous. The writing is so simple and pure, and the story so heartbreaking, I’m afraid to read anything else by this author for fear that it won’t measure up. If it can be compared to anything, it…

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Call of Duty September 13, 2015

I’ve done the math, and assuming my calculations are correct (which you should not assume if you believe math should only be done by trained professionals, or at least people who regularly add 7+5 and get 12 every time) I spend 73.8% of every day trying to get other grownups to do what they are…

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Parent’s Bill of Rights September 6, 2015

THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AS APPLIED TO PARENTS FIRST AMENDMENT:FREE SPEECH The fact that you have given birth to a child, adopted a child, or in some other way claimed a young ‘un for your own in no way shape or form limits your right to free speech.  If you spill the pink drink in…

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