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Month: August 2011

Ouch!

I should turn off the TV, which I usually have on all day as background noise. Bad habit. I just looked up and saw the DOW hit -600 on the […]

About that S&P downgrade

Standard & Poor’s did it Friday. The U.S.-based financial services agency downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+. For the first time in history. And surprise, surprise — […]

I’ve never been good with economics

I’ve never particularly cared for numbers and economics, certainly not when they rise to national or international levels. It’s enough for me to know that “things” in general look good, […]

This time I cried

The news is so full of stories about brutal, untimely death. Accidents, beatings, murders. We become inured to it, for the most part. It’s someone else, somewhere else, and we […]

Old ladies and naked men

A funny thing happened on the way to my post about flash mobs. I had it all set up and was ready to click the “Publish” button. Then something caught […]

Welcome back, Gabby

Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords” of Arizona made a surprise appearance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon to vote on the bill to raise the debt […]