RATIOCINATIONS OUT OF THIN AIR is the title that I wanted for this blog. But it would have been confusing as most people don’t know what “ratiocination” means and few would bother to look it up. So we’re stuck with my name with “dot com” tacked on and this is the introduction to that blog. [Continue reading]
WHEN WE SAW “AVATAR” AGAIN in 2010, tickets were $9. As a kid, my mother gave my brother and me a quarter each and dropped us off at the theater to spend all day at the Saturday matinees. The quarter covered the 15¢ admission and left us enough to buy two boxes of candy each! [Continue reading]
DOES THE “HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP” EVEN EXIST? On March 30, 2022, the once-hallowed Washington Post newspaper ran an article titled “Here’s how The Post analyzed Hunter Biden’s laptop.” The article carries a rather puzzling/troubling sub-title: “Two experts confirm the veracity of thousands of emails, but say a thorough examination was stymied by missing data.” [Continue reading]
MOST OF THE COMMENTS that I receive on my blogs are compliments of or questions related to the article to which the comment was made. Yes, I get the occasional less-than-positive bit of feedback but they are rare, indeed. Even rarer are ones commenting on truly personal and intimate topics. [Continue reading]
WHAT IS THE STUPIDEST WAY to put a price on a record album that I ever saw? It happened forty years ago in a thrift shop in San Francisco and I still shudder thinking about it. And it didn’t involve those impossible-to-remove-without-lighter-fluid stickers that record store owners who don’t trust their customers affix to the front covers of LPs!
A RECENT NEWSLETTER FROM “THE HILL” included this teaser: “Have you always wanted an Andy Warhol painting but never had the opportunity? Well, here’s your chance (kind of). An art collector known as MSCHF acquired an original Warhol painting for $20,000 and is reselling it for $250. [Continue reading]