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American Ice

When in college, I woke every day and prepared myself a tall glass of ice water. I still recollect the intense sensation of that habit which spanned all seasons from the cold winter to the hot summer. Right after college … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year again – time to purchase boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. It’s time again, too, to wonder why Girl Scouts sell cookies and Boy Scouts don’t. Maybe it’s because little girls are made of: Sugar and … Continue reading

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The Comcast Family

When I tell people that I no longer care to pay for television, they immediately respond with the varying options available to me in my market. (Anecdotal evidence suggests Netflix has the best brand awareness in my market.) What’s interesting … Continue reading

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The Organization Man & The Pluto Half Cycle

Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930 in 17 degrees of the sign Cancer. Cancer is a cardinal water sign ruling personal emotions, home environment, need for safety and security and the drive to belong. Pluto entered Cancer in 1913 … Continue reading

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Astrological Black Friday: Target or Walmart?

According to the National Retail Federation, in 2012 holiday sales represented 19.2% of total retail industry sales. That means about one month of the calendar year carries about a fifth of the year’s total retail industry sales. Let’s be thankful … Continue reading

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Janet Yellen – Goddess of Money

Money is an interesting idea. It’s an idea, by the way, not a thing – at least not in the US right now. The US money supply is created in the same way that “instant water” is created. Just add … Continue reading

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Happy, Horrific Hollywood

While in Scotland recently, the tour guide was telling us of movies set in Scotland or about Scottish history. She mentioned some Hollywood movies about Scottish heroes, which, she informed us, were not historically accurate. I wondered, once again, why … Continue reading

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How much is your zodiac sign worth in US dollars?

While getting a $100 bill recently, the banker was looking for a crisp, new bill. While I didn’t want a crumpled bill, I commented to the worried banker that Ben Franklin looks good even when a little wrinkled. That made … Continue reading

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1913 and 2013

Astrology is just one of the many symbolic means to view the world in a multitude of ways. Literature, religion, art and culture are other ways we can look at the view in front of us and interpret. For example, … Continue reading

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If You Were a Coupon, What Would You Offer?

It’s quite common to hear people at the checkout with their coupons ask, “I wonder what sign of the zodiac rules coupons?” With coupon redemption in the billions annually in the US, the very nature of the coupons is a … Continue reading

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