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A nation of experts

Here’s one thing Americans can boast about. Everybody is an expert here. Look at the Iraq situation, for instance. We are all experts in this. From politicians on down. We h... read more...


Unbelievable efficiencies

How about we start a business today. This very hour. We should have our first sales by this evening. Sure it can be done. Thanks to computers and the worldwide web. In some ... read more...


A rhinoceros powdering her horn in the bathroom

We are not going to talk about God and war. That, apparently, is the attitude and policy of many of our universities. They have stopped teaching students about God or religio... read more...


Windmills and rutabagas

Why is it that so many windmills get planted where rich people don’t live? That is, in fact, where most of them are built. Is this because the most reliable winds happen to ... read more...


A true emergency program

Imagine one drug that would kill that headache. And fix your upset tummy. And help your breathing. And fill your bod with more energy. And cure your athletes’ foot. Imagine a... read more...


The better result

This question never goes away. People wrestle with it. They win and lose fortunes according to how they handle it. I came upon it many years ago. When I dealt with the head o... read more...


The Roman Weslowski Bulletin Board

The ghost of Roman Weslowski took a few bows the last few weeks. Roman owned the supermarket I worked in as a kid. He beat the pants off chain supermarkets that tried to compe... read more...


Get out of the way

“Now wait a minute, lady.” This was the man who delivered the commentary. When I recently toured the parts of New Orleans that were devastated by Katrina. In the worst-hit a... read more...


Gobbled up!

Price gougers! Conspiracy! Crisis! In January they were charging just $2.10. By the end of October they were gouging us for $3.47. That is a massive increase. Just since mid-... read more...


Veterans’ Day evokes powerful memories

Veterans’ Day stirs up three memories: A boy tugs open a dresser drawer to talk to his dad. A man named Bucky beckons from a photo on a wall half a world away. A strange man t... read more...


A speck of an island

Looking out at the sea from the shores of a speck of an island (St. Eustatius) in the Caribbean, I think of the many ways life is improving. For the islanders. For us in Ameri... read more...


And that is no fairy tale ...

When you hear the economy created 150,000 new jobs in a month you hear a fairy tale. Once upon a time, your economy created...and they all lived happily ever after. This is a... read more...


The advertisers’ referee

You have seen film clips of football games from the 30’s. Can you imagine one of those games - at a critical point - screeching to a halt. So that a car maker could drive his ... read more...


There’s a pattern Mrs. Shook!

People who lay awake with worries about running out of oil, or gas at $5 a gallon or somesuch bring Mrs. Shook to mind. She was our neighbor when I was a kid. She had no tele... read more...


Consider the source

“Consider the source.” If my grandmother was alive. And I told her about the shenanigins that went on at the UN recently. She would have advised me: “Consider the source.” M... read more...



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