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Airline Ticket Prices Are Wacky

I just returned from a trip to Australia and Japan. When I first priced the trip, it looked like it was going to cost about $6,000 traveling on the most discounted economy fares. However, there was one routing that stood … Continue reading

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Eurozone Crisis for Dummies

Uncertainty about the Greek economy and whether Greece will be able to continue using the Euro as its currency have caused stock market gyrations lately. Why? First, what is the basic problem in Greece? In its simplest form, the problem … Continue reading

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I Am The Greenest Man in the World!

No, I’m not quoting Al Gore in the title of this blog post. I am speaking as myself. I just realized I am the greenest man in the world, and possibly the greenest person in the world. Sure, Al Gore … Continue reading

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Review: An Economist Gets Lunch by Tyler Cowen

I recently read “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules For Foodies” by Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University. The blurb at Amazon made it sound like something right up my alley: Tyler Cowen discusses everything from … Continue reading

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Test Flight

Usually I have some destination in mind before I depart on a flight, which is pretty much required for proper flight planning, but today I took off with only the objective of testing my headsets. Along the way I ended … Continue reading

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Customer Service

I went out of town between Christmas and New Year’s and my house was vacant. At some point during that vacancy burglars broke a window in my house, entered, and removed a television, home theater system, iMac computer, Dell Latitude … Continue reading

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Opinion or Fantasy?

Dorothy Rabinowtz has an opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal online edition titled “The Republican Who Can Win.” Her main thesis is a Republican who “scares” people cannot be elected prsident. Instead they need to address pocketbook issues and … Continue reading

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You might be a bad driver if…

One of my pet peeves is clueless drivers who interfere with the free flow of traffic and even create traffic hazards. I think the problem is people who just do not think about what they are doing and how it … Continue reading

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SMU Honors Convocation

I went to the SMU Honors Convocation last night to see Jill recognized for the University Honors Program and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Award for Excellence in Design. Way to go Jill!   Her design team also won the … Continue reading

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IFR – I Follow Railroads

Ok, not really. IFR, as the really old joke says is  I Follow Railroads. It really means Instrument Flight Rules, or, I can’t see anything outside my window, how am  I going to fly this airplane? By instruments of course. … Continue reading

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