Finding My Edge

It all started with the hair.  Since retiring, I have been roaming my environs with a brush cut haircut that requires absolutely no maintenance or thought towards fashion sense. From the shower, just towel off and away we go.   But between the classic H.R. Haldeman look and the daily coordinates of cargo shorts and jersey shirts, I have …

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Vitamin Vagaries

Lately I've been poring over all kinds of reading material about vitamins and supplements. Lots of web sites, doctor office pamphlets, and one book in particular on health and medicine.  After a two-year avoidance, I am making a shift back to vitamin usage.  Just like the occasional news stories about whether coffee or a glass of alcohol is actually good for …

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Pity For Prada

According to a recent story in the Washington Post, it appears that expensive trappings such as handbags, jewelry, luggage, shoes, etc., are now considered to be déclassé.    Conformity is taking a backseat to individuality.  Shoppers are looking for non-brand and discrete products that eschew any kind of obvious affluence.  Income disparity is in and conspicuous consumption …

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With Six Hacks You Get Egg Roll

The news reports from today are that hackers from China recently penetrated into the online files of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, DC.  OPM is the agency of the federal government that is responsible for the management of current and retired federal employees.  It is the entity that pays my monthly annuity, arranges health …

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