Weather Patterns

My wife really enjoys warm weather and she always exudes a level of jealousy when I travel on business to states such as California or Arizona.  During one of my recent trips to Northern California, I mentioned to my wife

Is This Crazy Thinking?

Donovan McNabb, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles (who happens to be black) complained about his suspended teammate wide receiver, Terrell Owens (who also happens to be black). McNabb said that the receiver’s criticism of him amounted to “black-on-black crime.” …  You

Better than iPod

I know that the iPod is a tremendously popular electronic toy for music… during one of our recent flights for a family “power vacation”, I noticed that my wife didn’t have access to any entertainment.   Since I didn’t want her

UD & WSU Basketball

In addition to attending seven University of Dayton games each season, I also go the the Division I basketball games at Wright State University.  I’ve been to four WSU games this season, and I think that I’m somewhat of a good luck

Food Flavors

If you’re interested in understanding the flavoring business (i.e., how McDonald’s gets the flavor for their french fries), you will want to read this insightful article from Atlantic Monthly.

Google & the Dot-Bomb Era

In the business news today, Google stock dropped almost 19% in value… Over the past six months, I’ve had a few of my friends ask my opinion on investing in Google.  I told them that it’s important to note that

Believe It or Not

True or False: Can you guess which of the following are true or false? 1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. 2. Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a bellybutton. 3. A pack-a-day smoker will

Palestinian Elections

Well, I suppose it’s time for me to weigh-in on the recent Palestinian elections… I won’t repeat the numerous comments from Little Green Footballs, Daniel Pipes, DebkaFile, etc.  In addition, history has already shown us that it’s in the best interests of the

Old Man at the Mall

I can’t recall who sent this one to me:  An old man was sitting on a bench at the mall.  A teenager sat down next to him. He had spiked hair that was red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. The

Dayton Bombers Hockey

Since ice hockey is still my favorite sport, I try to see the Dayton Bombers in action at the Nutter Center (a nice 12,000 seat arena).  Unfortunately, the Bombers have really struggled putting together a solid performing team the last