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Let's make jury duty fun!

Written by Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:45
A friend posted online that she's spending the week in jury duty. People do all sorts of things to avoid jury duty. I know some who still won't register to vote because they think it will protect them from being summoned for jury duty (not anymore). I had an uncle show up and make a scene by telling everyone about his prostate and how he had to tinkle all the time. If you do get called, I think you should make it fun. So here are some suggestions to liven up the place.1. Wear a tux. Women could wear a costume…
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You can take that to the bank

Written by Sunday, 02 March 2014 20:48
Somewhere between regimented top productivity and a lackadaisical work day exists a point where employees will perform the best. From what I have seen, there are many managers and business owners who fail to understand the concept.A few years back, I took a job where, for the first time in my life, I had a specifically defined time for morning break, afternoon break and lunch. I was expected to be at my desk at a certain time in the morning, keep my head down and work until the first break, take 15 minutes and plow ahead through lunch. Same deal…
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How happy are you?

Written by Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:11
It's a simple question really. How happy are you? Sometimes to answer that, we have to dig deep--really, really deep. We have to find the inner turmoil, regrets, and perhaps find answers we aren't looking for. But maybe the key is keeping it simple, finding the little things in life that make us happy, or that at least put a smile on our faces, even if brief. Maybe if there are enough of the small things, it will slowly chip away at the imperfections. So, I'm coming out of my blogging retirement because my college roommate posted a challenge to…
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Tap, tap

Written by Sunday, 23 February 2014 00:17
Hey, is this thing on?
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Written by Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:57
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Written by Wednesday, 12 February 2014 21:18
This is a test. This is only a test
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By the mid-1800s, thousands of orphan kids roamed the streets of New York City, and to a lesser degree, other East Coast cities. Immigrants could not always find suitable work or support a family, and as a result, children had to find ways to get by living in the streets. Some New Yorkers found a solution for this: They would put the kids on trains and allow families to adopt them in America's heartland. Teen boys were seen as laborers for midwestern farms, but the trains ran from 1853 until 1929, sending kids ranging in age from 4 to 18 from…
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The TV Show of the Year

Written by Thursday, 30 January 2014 01:19
Although I generally ignore it, the Super Bowl is coming up. Over the years, I realized that the Super Bowl is simply a popular TV show. The coaches and players (especially one cornerback), realize this. I think most people who attend in person do, too.  It's set up and packaged for you like a WWE event, and the wrestling folks got it right when they picked "Entertainment" for the sporting organization's name. When it comes to Richard Sherman or any other players posturing before the game, it's clear just how similar WWE personalities and the NFL's participants are.The TV program…
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Getting better

Written by Wednesday, 06 November 2013 20:51
Earlier this year, I wrote about my attempt to get myself back in shape, improving my health and fitness. After 10 months, I have a lot to report. According to my recent visit to my doctor, I have lost 23 pounds. I realized early in the process that making changes I could live with would yield better long-term results than a quick crash diet. I made some changes, and I have seen results. My exercise program has been focused on weight training, with some high-intensity interval training thrown in, and that has added some muscle while cutting fat. Just over halfway into…
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Economic Immorality: Putting Our Fingers on It

Written by Friday, 01 November 2013 18:39
There is increasing hand-wringing about economics, seemingly from all directions. There are masses of poor who say they don't have enough, up to the petite billionaires who say, or their actions say, they don't have enough. While we are part of nature's economy, most of our talk is about the economy we have made. There is reason for this. There is little to complain about, and to whom do we complain, about the laws of physics or the extent of natural resources? However, our monetary economies are a very different story. Monetary economies are human machinations. You are probably familiar…
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