Month: April 2012

Monday

Student Loans The student debt problem is getting more and more press . . . and more attention in Congress. The whole debate infuriates me. The federal government created …

Saturday

Roman History Finding myself firmly ensconced in middle age, there’s one small thing I regret: I never sat down and focused on one thing for a prolonged period. Sure, …

Friday

BYCU The Street says my Tigers charge more for beer than any other major league stadium. “Know that $214 million contract the Tigers gave slugger Prince Fielder? Well, fans …

Thursday

Random Quotes “The opposite of intellect is dullness or slowness, but the opposite of wisdom is foolishness, which is far more dangerous.” Thomas Sowell “One of the surprising privileges …

Wednesday

Death and Drinking Stuff Can local regulation lead to suicide? Possibly. Click here for a disturbing description of the harassment that Andrew Wordes of Roswell, Georgia, endured. I would …

Tuesday

Bullets For years, Nimrod meant “mighty hunter.” But then Looney Tunes used it to refer to a dumb person in an Elmer Fudd episode of Bugs Bunny. Since then, …

Monday

From the Notebooks All people suffer from what Daniel Kahneman calls a “puzzling limitation” of the mind: “our excessive confidence in what we believe we know, and our apparent …

Saturday

Weekend Miscellany Glorious day: Very few commitments, other than two girls soccer games. If I get out in time, I’ll stroll over to the high school baseball field and …

Friday

BYCU Walgreens is getting rid of wine. Marie picked me up these bottles of Liberty Creek sweet red. Pretty sweet find. I plan on cracking one tonight, unless I …

Thursday

From the Notebooks In The Guinea Pig Diaries, A.J. Jacobs engages in intense experiments of the subjective sort: he uses himself, the guinea pig, to test ideas and phenomenon. …