Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Tipping Point

     I don’t know when we reached it but its evident to me that we have. By “we” I mean the United States. Yeah, I know, change is inevitable, but does it have to be so damned ugly and painful? Malcolm Gladwell … Continue reading

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Angelo

    My neighbor Angelo turns 91 this week. I met met him just a year ago during one of my morning walks. He lives four or five doors down with one of his kids. They built a father-in-law suite for … Continue reading

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Laziness, Confirmation Bias and Cognitive Dissonance

            In the mid-1960s there was a hilarious dead-panned comic named Jackie Vernon who was a frequent guest on the Ed Sullivan Show. Among his other routines were stories about a friend named Sig Sakowicz. One story went like this: … Continue reading

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