Full Day of ATP Tennis

Missy and I spent nearly 6 hours at the ATP tournament in Cincinnati (were women playing tennis there?).  The matches were supposed to begin at 11:00am, but due to a torrential downpour, we didn’t show up in Mason until 12:30pm.  Instead we

Stop Complaining and Vote

I was a supporter of Ted Cruz.  However, he’s not on the ballot for President… so who do you consider as the next best candidate? It has become part of my morning routine to groan when I see the litany

Are Stereotypes Useful?

An interesting discussion.  Two words to generally avoid: Always and Never. Apparently there’s a debate in psychology about the accuracy of stereotypes. Lin Bian and Andrei Cimpian write: In his book Social Perception and Social Reality, Lee Jussim suggests that

A Simple IQ Test

See how you do on these… 1. Is there a 4th of July in England? Yes or no? 2. How many birthdays does the average man have? 3. How many outs are there in an inning? 4. Take the number

ATP Qualifiers 2016

We spent a few hours in Mason on Saturday catching the Men’s qualifying rounds of the ATP tennis tournament.   We caught the better half of two competitive matches and stayed dry (if you don’t count the sweat from the

Bountiful Harvest

It’s that time of year, and the many vegetable plants that I nurtured from seeds are now bearing the results from their ‘pregnant flowers’.  First on the list is the beautiful butterfly that I discovered in my flower garden.  This

California’s Pension Pirates

Are these what people refer to as ‘Pension Pirates’? If public service truly is a sacrifice, then join me in shedding a tear for the 20,900 public workers in California who pulled down more than $100,000 in retirement benefits during