Monthly Archives: August 2010

More for your money

I accidentally bought an apple from New Zealand the other day.  I’ve got nothing against New Zealand or its apples, but I really don’t know if I need such well-traveled fruit. Having lived for two years in a place with … Continue reading

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TV Tuesdays: Selective Mute

I realize that tennis is not a wildly popular sport.  It definitely has its fans, though, from die-hards to the when-there’s-nothing-else-on occasional viewers (for the record, I’m in the former category). Like other sports, it has its big events that … Continue reading

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Great Moments in Marketing I

I passed a new bar in the neighborhood today.  I have to say, even before it opened, I was not a fan.  At one point in my life, a new bar within a block of where I live might have … Continue reading

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TV Tuesday: Text to vote

A huge difference between the young me and the grown up me is my belief about the future. When I was young and under the influence of some rather intense nuns, I really bought into the big Armageddon-y kind of … Continue reading

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Pretend I’m not here

Desmond Tutu announced recently that he is withdrawing from public life.  Can you do that even if you are not famous, because it sounds kind of awesome to me. I get it that he’s not going to do any public … Continue reading

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Opinionated

One thing that I have a clear memory of learning about in school is “Fact versus Opinion”  It seems like we spent several days on what felt like a pretty simple concept. We would read statements or paragraphs and determine … Continue reading

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TV Tuesday: Recipes of a Lifetime

Is there any better movie than a made-for-tv movie? Yes, there is. It’s a Lifetime Channel made-for-tv movie. What do you want in your movie: suspense? hardships? sentimentality? redemption? unlikely heroines? handsome heroes?  You get all that in a Lifetime … Continue reading

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