Hacking Hollywood

Once again a post-career opportunity in crime is knocking on my front door. This time around it actually arrived via a hole in my home network's firewall, but let's not let semantics get in the way of a good story. My point is that I have unwittingly stumbled upon a lucrative future in the theft and distribution of Hollywood intellectual property. Look …

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Gratitude From A-Z

Every year an old friend of mine starts an alphabetical countdown on Facebook for each of the 26 days before Thanksgiving. She lists all of the things in her life about which she is grateful. She also asks friends to add something of their own alongside hers. Everyone lists warm and meaningful things, and then this …

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Kiss and Tell Vanities

Oh, Carly, Carly, Carly. Really? You couldn't just rest on your laurels and allow us to remain blissfully ignorant, huh? If you've otherwise been distracted by more important international news recently, you may have missed a news story that holds some significance for a segment of the boomer population, and probably the Trivia Night manager at your neighborhood bar too. Regardless of one's …

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Do You Have That in Something Other Than Blue?

It's that time of year when many of us are offered an opportunity to review or maybe change health insurance plans. Many people do nothing, opting to stay under a coverage in which they are either satisfied or feel it's the devil that they at least know. Others switch providers to escape a policy with terrible coverage, or perhaps because their current plan will no …

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My Life Insurance Policy Will Be The Death of Me

It was my intention this week to write about health insurance. Today, however, the frustration level over a life insurance policy I own has reached such heights that the only healthy way for me to work though my annoyance is to write about it. As I learned from a previous posting when we explored the always fun …

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Sensitivity Training

My home is not in any danger for an invasion of unwarranted political correctness. I have not made any purposeful attempts to monitor speech or free expression, nor have I made it a desire to suppress original thought. Gorgeous does continue to keep a watchful eye on the gratuitous use of profanity and four-letter-words, however. Instead, what's surfaced is something even …

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