Iconoclast Category

Doggone rubberment

I was sorting through copies of the New York Times that were to be put out with the trash this week and ran into a full page ad, from Christie’s showing this picture: Here is the ad copy: Christie’s Announces Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog (Orange) THE STAGE IS SET TO MAKE HISTORY Be part of this […]

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Social immedia

A bit behind the curve, I forced myself to visit Reddit for the first time last week and am finally getting around to elaborating on a thought that has been developing over the past year. About four months ago, I had enough of Facebook.  As I mentioned somewhere, I only joined Facebook in 2010, after […]

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Doped and duped

Maybe a deal will be struck by the time this post goes ‘live’.  Irrespective of what transpires (and I sure hope we will avert this debt ceiling disaster), what I am writing here still applies, as what underlies the latest fire drill has been brewing for decades. There is a pole shift taking place that […]

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Just imagine

A study came out recently that has a lot of my colleagues buzzing. Here are two articles you might find interesting: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/i-know-how-youre-feeling-i-read-chekhov/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131004&_r=0 http://qz.com/130953/its-official-reading-literary-fiction-makes-you-a-better-person/#! I wonder about the validity of relying too much on one study but based on my own understanding their conclusions make sense. In sum, their research indicates that people who read good […]

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The apParent trap

One of the most important things a parent can do is plan for the lifelong health of their children. With Halloween right around the corner, I want to just remind people about the potential consequences of incompletely thought out decisions when it comes to what you allow your children to eat. It is bad enough […]

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