The End of Cash?

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Many years ago in one of my first college...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

The End of Cash?

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Many years ago in one of my first college economics classes the professor speculated that cash would soon become a thing of the past.  The developed world and the United States were moving, in his view, inexorably...

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The Code of Hoggard

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] David, I showed Jack Haye this code of shapes with & without dots, I often used this for my napkins, hopefully they all translate to English, spelling is not an art, neither is math, When I can I'll send you the...

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The Genius of Roy Hoggard

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] I met Roy in the 70s at the Sea Gull.  He was our most prolific napkin artist.  I knew very little about Roy in those days even though I saw him often.  We didn’t travel in the same circles.  I wish I’d spent...

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Ex Uno Plures

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand… Matthew 12:25 Donald Trump is a...

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Planned Obsolescence Update

 [Read our Planned Obsolescence post HERE]Our friend and reader, Abe,, sent a response to our Planned Obsolescence post.  We thought it was too good not to share.  Enjoy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFptlmGCOVI    

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Planned Obsolescence

[Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] I remember the Fuller Brush man calling on my house when I was in grade school.  As I recall, he had a box that opened to an array of brushes one of which I chose and paid for with my own money.  I worked at the...

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Don Chava Taqueria Cantina

  [click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Huila was irked. A tortilla, made of holy corn, corn made of rain and soil and sun, that tortilla, round as the sun itself! Was God not in the rain? Did the corn not come from God? What of the sun? Was...

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The Tree by John Fowles

[Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   For Arbor Day I suggest reading The Tree by John Fowles.  I was introduced to John Fowles by way of The Collector assigned by my college freshman English teacher (Mr. Wexler) many (too many) years ago....

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The Real National Emergency In America

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?   Mark 8:36-38 King James Version (KJV)   The best and...

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My Zany Valentine

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   On the night of the festival of Lupercalia, in the second year of the reign of Claudius Gothicus, in the 1022nd year since the founding of the city, at the order of Quintus Mimmius, procurator of games,...

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The Super Bowl Indicator and Other Nonsense

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information.]   The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.  John Kenneth Galbraith Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.   Niels Bohr Caveat emptor :...

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