Archives in Category: Annoyances

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Please Reimburse

Dear Governor Snyder: Enclosed is a bill for $130.54, which is the cost of a new tire for my car. I’m submitting it as a credit on my state income tax, since a giant Michigan pothole is responsible for ruining the

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In Thirty Seconds

Of late, I’ve taken to watching the news hour, first the local version and then the national one.  Mostly what I’ve noticed is how much I can do in a thirty second commercial, especially if there is more than one

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New Hampshire

A lot has happened since I wrote about Iowa over a week ago. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos defied the prognosticators and won Super Bowl 50. Cam Newton didn’t handle it well. The new Barbie doll got extensive press,

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Where is L?

I thought I was the only one who wondered why the NFL isn’t using Roman numerals for this year’s Super Bowl extravaganza.  I mean it’s been a tradition since Super Bowl V.

I have a theory.  Last year’s event was

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Reflections

It’s been almost ten years since we visited some of the ports on this cruise; with the exception of the rebuilding of Grand Cayman, I was disappointed in what the decade has brought. Back then, the ships docked at local

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Dangerous

I usually try to stay under the radar when going through airport security: nothing metal in my pockets, no belt, no shoes, remove computer from case, remove liquids from luggage. I’ve traveled enough to know the drill, but it didn’t

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Big Brother Microsoft

I am fairly happy with Windows 7, but apparently Microsoft doesn’t think I should be. Now that Windows 10 has been on the market for almost six months, I regularly receive notification that I can download the newest version for

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Tuning Out

I read an article recently that said people who don’t look at Facebook for a week are less envious and less disgruntled. I don’t remember if the article cited scientific evidence or was reporting wishful thinking.

Still . . .

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Thank You

What is it about a compliment that makes the recipient queasy? The person offering it is giving a gift, one that could brighten a day, bring a smile, or even change an attitude.

But what often happens is that the

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Always Bring Something

You might think the title of this blog is about being a gracious guest when you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner.  It’s not. It’s about using time wisely when delays occur.

This week’s Economic Club guest was Pulitzer Prize

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