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What was it that made me like Anthony Bourdain? It was not his religious beliefs. He was not religious to my knowledge. It was not his politics. We were politically, I think, very far apart. It was not his profanity. … Continue reading
Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane, came ashore in Rockport, Texas on August 26. It is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the continuous United States (Wikipedia). Some areas have received nearly 52” of rain (washingtonpost.com). No part of … Continue reading
This time of the year can be frustrating. Documents are gathered. Receipts are gathered and reviewed. It is tax season. It is a complicated system. The government favors or incentivizes certain behavior and business. Can’t we just go to a … Continue reading
Two young economists, Steve and Allison Sexton (twins), argue that the popularity of the Toyota Prius is found in “conspicuous conservation.” Steve Sexton explains, “The Honda Civic hybrid looks like a regular Honda Civic. The Ford Escape hybrid looks like … Continue reading
(written in 2004) On Monday, May 10, 2004, Fox News ran a piece on “Jesus Chic is Latest Fashion Trend.” They reported that since the release of “The Passion of the Christ,” L.A. boutiques have been “jumping on the Jesus … Continue reading
“On Wednesday (December 2, 2015), archaeologists in Jerusalem announced the discovery of a rare biblical-era seal… According to Hebrew University, the inscription reads: ‘Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz King of Judah… the back side of the clay imprint of … Continue reading