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Bette Davis Eyes

This post really isn’t about Bette Davis, but I like the song. On the other hand, it is about eyes, so it’s not a total stretch. I’ve always been a “morning person” and usually get up around sunrise. Except in the winter when I get up earlier. Anyway, there is a time when the sunlight … Continue reading

On The Other Side Of The Table, That Would Be Me

I know great food. I can’t tell you what it is, but I know it when I eat it. The Supremes would approve. Normally, when people write about food there is a drop-dead gorgeous picture of a serving sitting on the plate. It’s always beautiful and mouth-watering. Blah, blah, beautiful, scrumptous,  juicy, simmering, yummy, whatever! I … Continue reading

Behavioral Economics: “Got Quant?”

A continuing topic of interest to this blog are time saving ideas. Last post we discussed a way to cut down on your time spent reading, by aging magazines like a fine wine. The example we used was focused on The Economist magazine. While we managed to gain the upper hand over their Editorial staff, … Continue reading

A Fine Read In The Tradition Of A Fine Wine

When I was still working there was never enough time in the day. Now that I’m retired, there’s even less time. Which makes no sense, but there you have it. So I am always looking for ways to save time, or at least waste less of it. One of my major, serious, time sinks was … Continue reading

Can You Say ‘Eat, Drink then Sleep’ in French?

Having researched more deeply into OECD’s Society at a Glance that was the basis for our last post, I am coming to the conclusion that I was born in the wrong country. Is it too late to get French? When they are not on strike, the French spend almost double the time we Americans do … Continue reading

Leisure Time Is Not An Oxymoron

Certainly thought-provoking, from The Economist. This chart begs for explanations.  I wonder whether the data was observed or subject-reported. In my own case I would not take the time to self-report, as it would cut into my own leisure time. And for the record, leisure time should definitely be an equal opportunity pursuit. More to … Continue reading

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