Fry’s Kroger’s

October 14, 2014

Fry’s Supermarkets is an Arizona subdivision of Kroger’s. By and large it’s a fairly downscale chain, catering to the (non-union) working class and the immobile. But recently this outfit decided it wanted to take out AJ’s, a ludicrously upscale outfit that had a store in Moon Valley, a district of mixed fortunes (one minute it’s […]

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Voting in the Dark

October 13, 2014

Yesterday I shipped off this year’s mail-in ballot. What a HUGE passel of things and people to vote on…most of them people and things no one ever heard of. Several extreme propositions appeared on the ballot, among them one that would take away firefighters’ and police officers’ defined pension plan and one that, if passed, […]

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The Tools of a Successful Trader

October 13, 2014

Losing money isn’t funny, so before you jump into the world of online trading, we wanted to give you a quick guide to the market. Using Tradefair as a base, we’ve outlined how online trading is conducted and why it can be such a profitable endeavour. By running through some of the main tenets of […]

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You Know You Should Stay Out of Costco When…

October 10, 2014

It’s Saturday. It’s Sunday. Today is the day before… Hallowe’en Thanksgiving Christmas New Year’s Eve Easter The Fourth of July Labor Day Memorial Day Veteran’s Day The Big Game (any Big Game) The World Series Your (child’s, spouse’s, mother’s, father’s, best friend’s, favorite aunt’s, favorite uncle’s,  beloved grandparent’s, boss’s) birthday Your own birthday The church […]

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Bright Idea: Kick-start your way past writer’s block

October 10, 2014

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction — or just the occasional blog post — here’s an idea that may help when you come to an impasse. Experimented by applying this to a Fire-Rider passage that rode itself into a cul-de-sac, and by golly, it worked! Check it out. Gotta fly: Costco, client, a pile of […]

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Readings

October 8, 2014

Reading around here and there: The New York Times‘s Eduardo Porter scores for today’s business-section column, “Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark.” He recalls the time that William Bennett, Reagan ‘s education secretary, remarked that federal aid to higher education leads colleges “blithely to raise their tutions,” and notes that two decades later, […]

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