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23 November 2017 at 7:30 am

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Those Days

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I’ll be walking again. Seriously. To morrow. You’ll know when I arrive.

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23 November 2017 at 7:27 am

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Macheide’s Aurelian Dream

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The more we know what we know, the more we know we don’t.

Almost a quarter century ago, I wrote an article for an early issue of Contingencies, the #1 magazine for actuaries, entitled “Next Best Thing to an Aurelian Dream“. Now standing at retirement’s shoreline, I am realizing that vision to be as recurring a dream as all those I’ve ever kept dreaming. Maybe if I start now, then a quarter century from now I can look back claiming to have made my dream at least more vivid, if not ever to be real. Or at least to have been content spending an entire lifetime dreaming it . . .

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30 March 2015 at 4:08 pm

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Pensions & Other Post-Employment Benefits 2014

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10-k Annual Reports for Corporate Fiscal Years Ending through 1/31/2015
(with January fiscal years treated as corresponding to preceding calendar year)
– number examined as of 4/1/2015 — 275 –

Charts and Commentary —

(* — pending update, previous data set as of 2/28/2015 being used)

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1 March 2015 at 1:31 pm

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Like Leonard, Like Bob, Like Neil

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I always work to sing it in my own way. But forgive me over the coming month or two if I get caught with a touch of Leonard, a touch of Bob, and a touch of Neil in my voice.

Like Leonard, Like Bob, Like Neil . . .

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27 January 2018 at 12:46 pm

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A Memory of Pre-Shenanigans Mind

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sudoku2018jan01Want a glimpse at how my mind used to work before the shenanigans? Here, spend a few minutes reviewing my first daily sudoku exercise for 2018, and perhaps you’ll see the memory that flashes through my head.

This is is puzzle graded as “easy” from a book I picked up before the shenanigans, one of several I still go back to for ripping a page out for daily mental therapy post-shenanigans.

Now, before the shenanigans I only did this part in my head, never on the page in ink; but after the shenanigans I found it to be useful therapy to actually draw it out: as many have since seen, I like to draw the arrows mapping out my progress through a puzzle. Sometimes the maps flow very smoothly; other times they are a tangle worthy of the most complicated mess in my knot book.

Follow my path in this one . . .

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1 January 2018 at 9:51 am

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iResolution 2018

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My firm resolve for 2018: I will purchase no new Apple equipment. No new iPhone. No iWatch. No other iGadgetry. And don’t even think of torturing me with a Mac!

iVE iHAD iENOUGH!!…

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31 December 2017 at 10:39 am

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Alpacalypse!!

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alpacalypseI’ve now got 4 of the most charming bookmarks ever! Alpacas!! Thank you, SuziQ!

Off they go romping into 2017 to reignite some of the reading that has been pushed too far aside the past 3 months —

  • Alice, one of my twins, dances off into my Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas R. Hofstadter.
  • Alison, my other twin, grazes for but a moment in Petrarch’s Songbook a verse translation by James Wyatt Cook. She gets easily distracted and can be found prancing most anywhere.
  • Albert, the eldest, plays in Auto-Da-Fé, by Elias Canetti, translated by C.V. Wedgwood.
  • Alan, the baby of the herd, finds her fun in Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, by Condoleezza Rice.
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30 December 2017 at 12:21 pm

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Suggestive Social Science?!

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“But if you’re like most people—and social science suggests that you and I are like most people—…”

The Timely Science of Successful Resolutions
—Daniel H. Pink (WSJ 12/30-31/2017 C1)

Say what?! Social science suggests what??!

Run that by me again, please…

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30 December 2017 at 11:35 am

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Glance at a Life

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“You still use a planner?” is a question I am often asked with out-and-out disbelief.
 

Paper Planners in the Digital Age:
Why We’re Still Addicted

— Lane Florsheim

Don’t expect me to be one to ask.

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28 December 2017 at 12:25 pm

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Expect To Morrow

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16 December 2017 at 7:09 pm

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