Monthly Archives: July 2010

Toys with a lasting purpose

Have you visited a chain toy megastore lately?  Do you become completely overwhelmed by the aisles and aisles of boxed toys that reach the ceiling?  Ever get so frustrated with trying to find just the right toy that you end … Continue reading

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Eye candy from 35,000 feet

I love to fly.  When I was much younger, I wanted to be an Airline Pilot and fly all over the world.  I think Airline Pilots have the coolest jobs.  They are like Rock Stars to me.  When I fly solo, … Continue reading

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Filling up with electrons instead of gas

As a followup to my post on Tesla Motors (6/27/10), I thought I would do a post on 4 companies manufacturing charging stations for electric vehicles.  The 4 leading companies involved in this effort are: General Electric, Coulomb Technologies, Better Place, and Clipper … Continue reading

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The forgotten legacy of President Gerald R. Ford

The other day I was engrossed in conversation with a friend about politics (one of my favorite subjects).  Our discussions focused on past presidents and their accomplishments and shortcomings.  One of the presidents that came to mind was Gerald R. … Continue reading

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The Yankee Boss

With today’s passing of longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner at age 80, I decided to find out more about this controversial and respected baseball owner.   Born George Michael Steinbrenner III on July 4, 1930 in Rocky River Ohio, Steinbrenner was an accomplished athlete in track … Continue reading

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Gaga over Gaga eyes

It’s hard to ignore pop star Lady Gaga nowadays.  She appears everywhere thanks to the tireless efforts of the paparazzi.  In my opinion, she is basically today’s female version of Elton John, David Bowie, and Fee Waybill (The Tubes).  Nothing new here.  While … Continue reading

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Apple’s third co-founder

Not many people realize that when Apple Computer was created on April 1, 1976, there were three founders.  Everybody knows about the two Steves (Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak) but have never heard of Ronald Wayne, the third Apple founder.  Wayne, 76, … Continue reading

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