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Elementary Economics

The clearest example of supply and demand economics that I ever encountered was among a group of third graders in an elementary school cafeteria. Every parent who packs lunch for his or her child knows that a certain amount of food trading

Elementary Economics

The clearest example of supply and demand economics that I ever encountered was among a group of third graders in an elementary school cafeteria. Every parent who packs lunch for his or her child knows that a certain amount of food trading

Barbara Bixby Jeweled Art

Barbara Bixby’s jewelry is avidly sought by collectors around the world. Her intricate, intriguing pieces are deeply spiritual, combining gemstones and motifs that have meanings both personal and global. The combination of exquisite, feminine design with edgy, free-spirited themes results

Barbara Bixby Jeweled Art

Barbara Bixby’s jewelry is avidly sought by collectors around the world. Her intricate, intriguing pieces are deeply spiritual, combining gemstones and motifs that have meanings both personal and global. The combination of exquisite, feminine design with edgy, free-spirited themes results

Good-bye to the Tooth Fairy

When my daughter cut her first tooth, I cried for the end of the toothless, gummy smile. For me, this was the first tangible evidence of change. It meant the advent of solid food and independent consumption of nourishment; the

Good-bye to the Tooth Fairy

When my daughter cut her first tooth, I cried for the end of the toothless, gummy smile. For me, this was the first tangible evidence of change. It meant the advent of solid food and independent consumption of nourishment; the

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Squirrels in the Attic

“5 sq’s removed so far. The tape looked like it fell down. I retaped the hole.” So reads the latest missive from Chris, “my guy” at the trapping service  I’ve engaged to remove the wildlife from my attic. Our relationship, now

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Squirrels in the Attic

“5 sq’s removed so far. The tape looked like it fell down. I retaped the hole.” So reads the latest missive from Chris, “my guy” at the trapping service  I’ve engaged to remove the wildlife from my attic. Our relationship, now

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Good Intentions Gone Bad

In this world, there are people who are very good at helping others. They are the first ones into burning buildings. They carry supplies to cities devastated by floods, countries decimated by earthquakes, islands deluged by tsunamis. They drive Miss

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Good Intentions Gone Bad

In this world, there are people who are very good at helping others. They are the first ones into burning buildings. They carry supplies to cities devastated by floods, countries decimated by earthquakes, islands deluged by tsunamis. They drive Miss

Black: The Color

Black: The [Absence of] Color Is black a color? The official definition of black is the absence of color, but the question really isn’t that simple. Think of the little black dress or black tie worn on special occasions. Black

Black: The Color

Black: The [Absence of] Color Is black a color? The official definition of black is the absence of color, but the question really isn’t that simple. Think of the little black dress or black tie worn on special occasions. Black

Breastfeeding Baby Dolls

We already have dolls that pee, poop, cry, and eat from a spoon but apparently, that’s not enough reality for our children. Newly available in the U.S. is the breastfeeding baby doll. Activated by a special halter top with strategically

Breastfeeding Baby Dolls

We already have dolls that pee, poop, cry, and eat from a spoon but apparently, that’s not enough reality for our children. Newly available in the U.S. is the breastfeeding baby doll. Activated by a special halter top with strategically

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Why Am I Upset?

On Sunday, when I heard the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed — and that our country had accomplished this long-sought goal, I was glad. The death of one who was responsible for instilling such fear, perpetrating such

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Why Am I Upset?

On Sunday, when I heard the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed — and that our country had accomplished this long-sought goal, I was glad. The death of one who was responsible for instilling such fear, perpetrating such

Pesach. A Small Diatribe.

Seder means order. Open the Haggadah, do what it says. Simple. Easy. The path is clear to see. Just follow it. Lift the wine glass; say the prayer; drink. Lift the wine glass; say the prayer. Don’t drink. Lift the

Pesach. A Small Diatribe.

Seder means order. Open the Haggadah, do what it says. Simple. Easy. The path is clear to see. Just follow it. Lift the wine glass; say the prayer; drink. Lift the wine glass; say the prayer. Don’t drink. Lift the

Wurst Case Scenario

While in the middle of researching a short piece about bacon, I also came across some related sausage links (sorry, unavoidable), and this picture of a briefcase outfitted to transport sausage. I present it here without further comment. Except… how

Wurst Case Scenario

While in the middle of researching a short piece about bacon, I also came across some related sausage links (sorry, unavoidable), and this picture of a briefcase outfitted to transport sausage. I present it here without further comment. Except… how