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From Ted Talks: ” Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value? In this episode, TED speakers explore the seductive power of brands”. Here is the entire episode. We especially liked: Paul Bloom: Why Do We Like What We […]

My son is into baseball these days. Way back when I was his age, following baseball meant a transistor radio or local TV (in this case Mel Allen, Red Barber and Phil Rizzuto on Channel 11 or Linsey Nelson Ralph Kiner and Bob Murphy on Channel 9. Great announcers. Great memories. These days there is […]

Who says there are no do-overs ? A new statue of Lucille Ball was unveiled this weekend (August 6-7) in her a hometown in Celoron, N.Y. Unlike the old one, this one actually looks like the Lucy everyone loves. The new life-size bronze statue was created by noted sculptor Carolyn Palmer who won a national […]

Those who know much more than I do have been advising me to post frequently. For along time I try to do so. But in recent weeks and months those postings here and on our companion site ( have not been as frequent. It is not that there has not been a lot to choose […]

Pete Fountain, whose easygoing, apparently effortless style on the clarinet and his perpetually sunny disposition made him a natural ambassador for New Orleans, died on August 6 in New Orleans. He was 86. More from Also check out these highlights from his great career (courtesy of This article was first published on