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on th wsj fold

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i was showing one of our board members how we used to roll up th wsj up into a cylinder for reading on th train, demonstrating how that made th stories flow in a continuous river

then i told my colleague that i had only been teasing, despite how my demonstration had in fact made th stories in th paper flow. i then unrolled th paper and showed th wsj fold as we did actually read our papers on th train. as i did so, th stories cam alive much as they had done with th cylinder i’d made, except as a continuous slide show that made each page leap out like a web page with links that opened automatically in dimensions above and below th page and into other dimensions that wound into our heads

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15 December 2017 at 7:06 am

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Empowered Grid

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IMG_0871On “Power Grid,” today’s puzzle for The WSJ Daily Crossword, I managed to complete the entire northwest corner without resorting to Google or a dictionary or any other memory crutch! That’s the first time I’ve come that far since my shenanigans!

Which gives me incentive to add more distraction to an already busy day: Attempt to complete this day’s puzzle.

For each of the six days during any week that the WSJ lands on my driveway, one of my daily routines involves devoting at least 10-15 minutes of the day’s unplugged time toward filling in as many letters in the WSJ crossword as I can. Back in college days, that would frequently take me far enough to have me carrying the Journal with me through the day to add a word or two now and then until relaxation in the evening, when typically I could complete that day’s exercise. Even through my busiest Wall Street and Beltway working days, I often completed the puzzle.

Since 2011, it’s been more a matter of therapy than of relaxation. Even today, six years after my pass through death, I continue to work on my balance and stamina and other health concerns. And if anything, my mental health has even further to go if I am ever to regain what I had before.

Eh, but I may never be back to completing one of these WSJ crosswords on a same-day basis, and I have so very much else to be doing today. So past this great start that I had, I’ll probably content myself with knowing the answer to 65 Across: a five-letter word with the clue, “Jose Altuve, for one.”

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6 December 2017 at 12:35 pm

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WSJ Syndrome

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wsj090514aToday for a spell, as indicated in the red ellipse on this screenshot, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was unavailable on the Wall Street Journal website subscriber edition’s home page. As if that weren’t outrageous enough, the index was just as AWOL from any of the immediately accessible pages under the “Markets” tab, on this screenshot circled in blue.

Um, the website for the premier publication of Dow Jones & Company makes its subscribers wander off to some other non-Dow website to get an update on its most famous equity index?!?

Then again, why is that not really all that unexpected? Sooner or later, everything the WSJ touches – even its own most treasured index – suffers from the WSJ syndrome.

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14 May 2009 at 8:36 pm

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