Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sub Cultures

One of the most impressive aspects of the United States is the variety and depth of people’s interests. For lack of a better term, I’ll call these “sub cultures.” Some people like bird watching, others are addicted to golf. Some … Continue reading

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Narcissistic Cough Drops

Have you ever heard of a narcissistic cough drop?  For example, Barack Obama is a narcissist, completely enamored with self-admiration.  Our government (public) education system is prone to narcissism when US students believe they are the best in the world … Continue reading

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Humping in Nebraska

As you know, my brother and I accompanied my Father on a railroad vacation two weeks ago.  The westbound destination for our trip was North Platte, Nebraska, home of the famous Bailey classification yard of the Union Pacific Railroad. In … Continue reading

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Legacy Vacation

My Father is an amazing fellow.  At 91 years old he regularly walks a mile a day.  He has been throughout his life, as the Boy Scout Motto suggests, “physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”  He and my late … Continue reading

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The Bean: Best Public Art Ever

Before I start, remember that I am an economist and not an art critic.  However, in my opinion “The Bean” (formally known as Cloud Gate) in Chicago’s Millennium Park is one of the most incredible works of public art ever … Continue reading

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