Monthly Archives: January 2009

Trust Fund Baby Ends Quest for Senate Seat

Once there was a man named Joe. More specifically, his name was Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. Born in Boston in 1888, Joe made a great fortune as a financier on Wall Street, through big real estate deals, and in bootleg … Continue reading

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The Inauguration

Two days from now on January 20, 2009 Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. As I sit here contemplating the meaning of the upcoming inauguration, I’m rushed with a mix … Continue reading

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The Radio

When I was about 7 years old, our family got its first television. It was an Admiral brand TV in a large blond wooden cabinet. Color television hadn’t been invented, but we marveled at our three channels in black and … Continue reading

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January 1, 2009: What is Cheap and What is Not

What is Cheap: Caps and shirts from the Detroit Lions Pro Shop Rod Blagojevich appearance fees CEO salaries at Chrysler and General Motors Stock Prices Brett Favre New York Jets Jerseys Plaxico Burress’ pants Gasoline Houses in Florida, Nevada, and … Continue reading

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