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My New Tablecloth

I really like tablecloths. I first bought one a couple of years ago when I was living in the Grange. The table was very large, so I bought a blue tablecloth to fit it. It added a lot to the kitchen there, though I didn’t use it as often as I expected because it would […]

The Potential of 1 Tablespoon of JetDry

Today I inadvertently discovered the voluminous potential of JetDry. It turns out that a pretty small amount (about a tablespoon) easily generates enough suds to flood a kitchen. In the time I’ve lived in my apartment we haven’t (until yesterday) put JetDry in our dishwasher. Thus, water spots and wet dishes have been the norm. […]

Christmas: An Economic Inefficiency

I realize that Christmas is over now, but I’ve wanted to address this topic so I am going to do it anyway. I have heard a number of economists (both students and professors) cite and discuss the economic inefficiency of Christmas—particularly of gift-giving. I typically think about this each year at Christmas time, and this […]

My Favorite Christmas Tree

Each year at work a Christmas Tree is dropped off around Thanksgiving time for our office. Each year my coworkers and I are faced with a similar conundrum: we don’t have any Christmas ornaments or Christmas lights to decorate the tree. The first year this happened a couple of my coworkers brilliantly solved this problem […]

An Historic Event

Today is a significant day: it marks the inauguration of my first blog. I have for a long time considered obtaining a domain and creating a website of some kind. I’ve done a fair amount of research into doing so, but had not as yet officially undertaken such an endeavor. This blog is the first […]