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Alexander Graham Bell’s first phone call – using Skype

October 20, 2015
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On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made perhaps the most famous phone call in history, from his Boston laboratory, summoning his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was in the next room, with the following…

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TGIT – Thank God It’s Tuesday

October 13, 2015
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For several years, every November and December, I experienced three-day work weeks thanks to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Due to the shortened workweeks, I had to be extremely focused, making efficient use of my…

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Loser for Hire

October 6, 2015
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I love playing sports. My friends love to play me in sports, too. For years I thought it was because they enjoyed my company. They later told me that I tend to get on their…

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What we WISH we could say to our kids

September 29, 2015
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Years ago, I had this reckless notion that something was missing in my life which could only be filled by having kids. So we started a family – and got so much more: eight years…

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A Survival Guide for coping with air travel

September 22, 2015
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When Orville Wright first took flight over the beaches of Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903, he couldn’t have imagined that a century later, millions of people the world over would be getting into shouting matches…

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My Weekly Business Report – Retirement Edition

September 15, 2015
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Until this past July, for the previous four decades, I had always worked in business. I was routinely required to submit reports on my progress: Sales forecasts, pipeline analyses, business plans – you name the…

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I just found out I’m related to Jesus – on my mother’s side

September 8, 2015
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Isn’t that just divine? No need to worship me just because it turns out I’m probably a direct descendant of the Son of God.  This really won’t change me in any way. I’m still the…

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“Will you take $750 for that 2013 BMW?” – Helping my teenager buy her first car

September 1, 2015
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Recently I helped our younger teenage daughter, Emmy, purchase her first car. She had no idea how much used cars cost. I think she was hoping to afford a slightly used Lexus. What she got…

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WARNING: IMPROPER — USE OF THIS PRODUCT COULD INDICATE YOU’RE AN IDIOT

August 25, 2015
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America is the greatest melting pot on earth, welcoming people of all backgrounds and beliefs. It does not matter if you’re black or white, Christian or Jew, tall or short, young or old, wealthy or…

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Sears’ customer guarantee: Delivery between 1:45 and 3:45pm – NO MATTER WHAT!

August 18, 2015
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[Author’s note: I recently purchased a mattress from Sears. They were supposed to deliver it this past Thursday. But things did not quite go as planned. They sent me a customer feedback survey the following…

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