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24 November 2019 at 7:30 am

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“Secondary malignant neoplasm”?!

“Metastacized lesion”?!

Let’s see what MD Anderson has to say about that one. And take it one time at a day.

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24 November 2019 at 4:22 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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ARLexicon Project

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“If you include scientific words, there are over 1,000,000 words in the English language. The average person knows about 20,000 words and uses 2,000 different words a week. Women and men both speak about 16,000 words a day on average.”

Today, May 4, I crossed the 10k threshold in my ARLexicon Project. Still on target to reach my main preliminary goal by July 8: as many words in my personal lexicon as will have been the days I will have lived.

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4 May 2019 at 3:31 pm

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Work It Out To Morrow

To morrow, work it out past the edge of day.

Today, I will be off the clock. To morrow, work it out according to plan.

Today, I will continue to rest in recovery from a mild case of shingles. To morrow, work it out as though it had never touched me.

Today, I will open old doors in the labyrinth. To morrow, work it out to where I can lose myself all over again.

Today, I will complete the other half of the document I’ve been preparing with Players’ receipts and other records. To morrow, work it out on papers for the Special Projects Group.

Today, I will stop waiting to see someone else’s model on multiemployer pension plan policy alternatives. To morrow, work it out using what I had already been collecting, even before.

Today, I will place and people and images and sounds from the past six months. To morrow, work it out to keep it all fresh.

Today, I will putter with light packing while Kelly helps SuziQ with some of the heavy stuff. To morrow, work it out starting with fixing that toilet.

Today, I will start next week’s eBlast, for which I already have new content. Tomorrow, work it out to a new perfection.

To morrow, work it out through its complex inverse.

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19 August 2018 at 10:34 am

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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!


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31 December 2017 at 10:39 am

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