Monthly Archives: February 2014

Will Our Decisions be better than History

Every now and then my brother responds to an email in a way that makes me realize that I should have paid more attention in History class. The most embarrassing time was when I asked him to help me reconcile … Continue reading

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A Failure to Communicate

I am a Star Trek fan. I love the series and like many Star Trek fans, I prefer Star Trek Next Generation over all the various incarnations of the show. A friend and I once drove to NY for a … Continue reading

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26 Years and Counting

Suddenly, my LinkedIn inbox is overflowing. Congratulations! Congrats! Bob has sent you a message: “26 years. Way to go Dan. Congratulations!” “Wow, 26 years!” Yes, yes I’ve been working for the same company for 26 years. That’s longer than I’ve … Continue reading

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Novelty Necessity or No Big Deal

I was sitting at a bar last Saturday and a friend of mine asked me if I had ever seen a 3D TV. I haven’t, other than the ones on display in Sears. I saw those, but I was actually … Continue reading

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong

Last Wednesday was the kind of day that drives me crazy, the kind where it snows all day. I like snow. I don’t mind clearing the snow from our driveway and making a few paths for the pup, but I … Continue reading

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Every Mug has a Message

Coffee – I don’t remember the last day that started without a cup of coffee. I’m sure that I was sick, and that I substituted a cup of tea, but I really don’t remember. I can be pretty sick and … Continue reading

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Voyager Me and Rock and Roll

A few days ago, I read an article on Scientific American’s web site that was talking about the unexpected decade of service NASA has gotten from the Opportunity Rover which is still running around the surface of Mars. While this … Continue reading

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