My wife said something last Thursday morning as we were getting ready to leave for work, and my reply made me realize that perhaps not everybody follows such a set routine as I do. She said, “Can you believe it’s Thursday already?”, and I said, “I know. It messed up my routine. I thought it … Continue reading I Spend the First Two Hours of My Day as a Robot

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I was going through some old documents today, and I came across a couple of the bills from our wedding. Our reception was at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Lodge in the Poconos. We were actually the first couple to have a wedding reception at the lodge,m and it was a perfect venue. Here’s the first … Continue reading And How Much Did You Pay for Your Wedding?

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It’s Dan Ariely time again. Here is one of the letters he received, and his response: I go out to dinner with my husband once a week, and every time, we promise to order something healthy — but when we see the menu, we get tempted and order something less virtuous but tasty. Any advice on how … Continue reading How to Have a Really Unpleasant Dinner with Your Spouse

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There are many aspects of my life where I consider myself disciplined — watching what I eat, exercising, getting up early, and writing my blog are a few that come to mind — but there are other parts of my life where I know I could do better. For example, I know I should drink … Continue reading Arnold Could be Talking about Me

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To me, it’s one of the all-time classic songs. And to think that someone made a music video back in 1970 so that future generations can share in the joy of such music. Some of the lyrics might be considered a bit questionable or a bit dated: Have a drink, have a drive Go out … Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer, from Mungo Jerry

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In a study published online last month in the journal “Psychological Science,” researchers at Florida State University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Minnesota found that people who viewed pictures of their spouse interspersed with photos of baby animals, beaches or sunsets, saw a significant boost in their relationship satisfaction. The Wall Street … Continue reading The Secret to Relationship Success Is as Simple as This

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The news last week that Amazon made an offer to buy Whole Foods took a lot of people, myself included, by surprise. I like the move by Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. It’s just another in a long line of bold moves he has made, such as Amazon Prime, Amazon Web Services, the … Continue reading Looking into My Crystal Ball

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I thought I would bookend our weekend trip to North Carolina to see our oldest son with a set of blog posts about the trip south (which I posted on Friday, with a hat tip to David Kanigan), and the trip north (tonight’s post, with a hat tip to Dan Ariely). I’ve written a few … Continue reading Driving 95 North, with a Hat Tip to Dan Ariely

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Every once in a while, someone comes up with a better mousetrap. Such is the case with the KAZbrella. The KAZbrella is the culmination of 10 years of research and development. Thanks to its patented technology, the KAZbrella is an umbrella that opens inside out. This leaves the wet side of the canopy contained on … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Umbrella

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As my wife and I were heading down to Raleigh to visit our oldest son for the weekend, I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite bloggers, David Kanigan. David has been blogging on a daily basis for several years, and got started with blogging back in 2011. Many days, he has multiple … Continue reading Driving I-95 South, with a Hat Tip to David Kanigan

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, social media.

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