Category Archives: Social Commentary

Thoughts, insights and rants about modern society.

‘Tis the Season for Genealogy

If you’ve been thinking of looking into your family history and starting to fill out your own family tree, now is the time. I mean, not just “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” but “The … Continue reading

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The nuclear threat and TV movie-as-warning

Back in 1983, just about everybody watched the made-for-TV movie “The Day After.” The 33-year-old film became a hot topic again, at least for a few hours, when its airing was re-lived in the 2016 TV series “The Americans.” Coincidentally, … Continue reading

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Why Star Wars Fans Stand in Line

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on Friday (well, Thursday really, but the official opening date is December 18th), and around the country, fans are already lining up to see the movie. Most of those fans bought their tickets weeks … Continue reading

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Not Again! Credit card info stolen for the third time!

UPDATE: Who’d’ve thought Navy Federal Credit Union would be so stupid?! I realized tonight that my new, more secure chip-and-pin card that I started using in February had the same account number as they issued me in October. So, whereas … Continue reading

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Rich is Relative

With the arrival of tax season come the tax tips. Hey, did you know that you may be able to write off the mortgage interest on your boat? Yeah, like us ordinary mortals have cabin cruisers sitting around to be … Continue reading

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10 Reasons NOT to shop at Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble has a page on its website listing “10 Reasons to Shop at Barnes & Noble.com.” After my recent experience, I can easily give you 10 reasons NOT to shop there. 1. Their claim: “We Ship Fast!” I … Continue reading

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Paper Towel Overload!

How many times have you stared at the paper towels or toilet paper, looking at the various options and wondering what’s the best deal? It’s not even just which brand is best, but does it really make a difference if … Continue reading

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