Archive | October, 2010

The Last Stop on Your Earthly Ride

Posted on 11 October 2010

Let’s pretend for a moment that I’m the compassionate, slightly ghoulish son who inherited his father’s business in the hit series Six Feet Under.  Let’s pretend also, that the cosmos, or perhaps your doctor, has tipped you off to the fact that you aren’t long for this world.  Gently, but with a salesman’s deft touch, […]

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The Fine Art of Negotiation

Posted on 08 October 2010

A qualified psychologist would no doubt say that my approach to negotiating is linked directly to an early childhood memory, a true story shared with me by my grandfather.   Like all savvy New Yorkers of his day, he knew that the little shops lining Canal Street were his best bet for quality apparel at prices […]

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UFOs Over China!

Posted on 06 October 2010

In 1947, reports out of New Mexico of a crashed alien spacecraft awakened the American public to the possibility of extraterrestrial visitation of Earth. The craze spawned hundreds of sightings throughout the U.S., some excellent and many not very good movies, scrutiny by the military, scientific inquiry, and popular speculation. In the intervening decades, the […]

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Going to a Professional Football Game

Posted on 06 October 2010

Guest post written by my buddy Angelo Cooper I love going to professional football games during football season. It is by far my favorite ( and probably most expensive) hobby. I am a huge sports fan, and from season to season I never stick to having one favorite team. I follow all the top players […]

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Only in America

Posted on 05 October 2010

How many times have you heard the phrase, “Only in America”?  Once meant to laud the many benefits of living in the U. S. of A., the expression has transmogrified into exasperation for our politically correct society that eats its own. America is the land of freedom and opportunity — but only to the immigrants […]

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The Car Connection: An Excellent Resource for Everything Auto-Related

Posted on 04 October 2010

Driving two clunkers with aggregate mileage of nearly 550,000 miles, I recently decided it was time to seek some new wheels, whether the vehicle I would ultimately choose to purchase would be brand new or simply new to me (i.e., used).  As regular readers to this website are aware, I began perusing various online resources […]

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Do You Know Where Your Children Are? And What They are Doing? And to Whom?

Posted on 01 October 2010

When it becomes incumbent upon a society to instill what should be innate critical thinking skills in its students, that society is headed down the log flume to hell.  But when those children grow up bereft of critical thinking skills, that society has landed smack dab in the middle of Satan’s barbecue. One particular case-in-point […]

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