The town I grew up in, Binghamton, New York, is one of three municipalities collectively known as “the Triple Cities.” The other two? The villages of Johnson City and Endicott. If those names sound familiar to you it may be … Continue reading
You know the old Econ 101 story? T-shirts versus haircuts? Haircuts get relatively more expensive compared to t-shirts because our capacity to produce t-shirts has increased dramatically through the years while getting a haircut… is the same haircut received by … Continue reading
In 2007 I wrote a book called The Other Side of the Coin, a free-market response to Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. Over the past 15 years I’ve largely forgotten about it, but listening to Math and Musings today has got me thinking … Continue reading
There was a time in my life when I really cared about college football. Think, like, Rudy and his family in Rudy. That was me growing up and continuing until not too long ago. Now that I literally am twice as … Continue reading
The snow has finally melted and I can’t believe I’m saying this… I’m happy to go back to work today.
Usually when my local school district cancels school for “snow” I laugh, because there’s usually about three flakes on the ground. I’m from an inhospitable land where it actually snows, like, a lot, and if there’s six or seven inches of … Continue reading
Last week I finally got around to watching The Unseen Alistair Cooke. Apparently it’s more than a dozen years old, but has become available on the PBS app only recently. (And is disappearing quickly too so I suggesting getting on it … Continue reading
I’ve read half a dozen books so far over this prolonged winter break, though I’ll admit one of those books I read twice. Well, no, it’s two separate books, but damned if the two aren’t very similar. Leigh Montville and … Continue reading
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now: New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday. For a further discussion (uh oh, here comes the commercial), tune in to Math and Musings today, available wherever podcasts are sold.
Remember when TV shows followed the school-year schedule? New season starts in the fall and ends in spring? Yeah, neither do most people. They probably don’t remember when Curb Your Enthusiasm started either, because it was about a billion years ago. … Continue reading