Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Delightful Word Stumbled Across Today

Sprezzatura From the Italian, this word describes the nonchalance that stems from discipline and rigorous practice, expressed as a seemingly effortless result. Michael Jordan’s basketballs find the rim.  Gene Kelly in love in Singin’ In The Rain (1952).  Oksana Baiul … Continue reading

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Branding: Not Just For Cattle Anymore

Wandering around the web, burning my retinas, I keep stumbling across the necessity of branding yourself.  It seems every LinkedIn user profile has a pithy self-description, designed to sell.  The 140 character messaging service Twitter allows a whole 160 characters … Continue reading

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The Oceanview Restaurant

This is fun a story passed along by my Mother. Once there was a group of 15-year old girls talking about where to hang out.  They decided to go to the Oceanview Restaurant because they had $4.35 between them and … Continue reading

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What To Do In A Road Emergency

Few happenings are as heart-stopping as a mechanical failure while you are driving.  My dad was a practical, rational engineer and the best driver I’ve ever known, and he mailed me the following tips originated by the Motor Matters News … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Health Insurance Be Like Car Insurance?

Insurance for basic health care makes sense as a matter of Public Good.  It’s right up there with meat inspections, potable water, public schools, and libraries.  Despite passage of The Affordable Care Act, health insurance remains confusing, controversial and expensive.  … Continue reading

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Can We Get Some Sense In Packaging Please?

In the ‘70s I had a little green wastebasket with the newly minted 3Rs swirl logo “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.  To this day I process cans, jars, clothing, newspapers, cardboard boxes, those pull-tab rings and anything else I possibly can.  I … Continue reading

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The Crone

Yikes. I emerged from the morass of menopause and found myself in a shadowy world with millions of invisible women: The Crones. Crones are invisible because we hardly ever appear in fashion magazines (unless you own it like Oprah) or … Continue reading

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