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Why Can’t I Beat That Guy? (Part III Dunning/Kruger)

I was snuffling at my next session with my 200 dollar per hour headshrinker. He asked me why I was making the respiratory noises and I lied. I told him I had a cold, but I was really about to cry. He handed me a tissue (for which I wondered if there would be an extra...

Why Can’t I Beat That Guy? (Part II: Dunning/Kruger)

Ya know what my guru, the shrink, said? He said that, to some degree, we are all McArthur Wheelers! That’s right. Maybe our ideas are not as outrageous as Wheeler’s ludicrous folly, but we share with him, unhappily, a penchant for being overconfident – a confidence...

PD and Diet

PD and Diet In a previous blog, I had cited a Lancet published study regarding dairy and health which recommended that these foods be part of a healthy diet in order to prevent “cardiovascular disease events.” However, I have recently come across a study (2007) which...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Birds

Recently my TV, internet and telephone service, all provided by one supplier via coaxial cable, went out. I called the company in Norwalk countless times, only to be greeted by a robot who first informed that our ‘conversation’ would be recorded and then kept asking...

Achoo!!

I was out two weeks with the flu. There are tests some physicians use to diagnose the flu but I didn’t take any tests, so how did I know that I actually had the flu and not a common cold? Well, there is often some uncertainty about the correct diagnosis – flu or cold...

Sandpaper Vs. Sponge, Part II

The pairing of rubber and sponge in seemingly infinite combinations is a catastrophe. It has ruined ping pong (and created “table tennis"). The result of the unfortunate marriage of these two materials creates a game that is too fast and too tricky. Result: the points...

Congratulations

Ping Pong Parkinson (PPP) held it's first quarterly 2019 tournament this week. Congratulations to all 10 participants, each of whom has shown remarkable strides in their ping pong skills. The winner was Margie Alley in a close match against the runner-up, Andy Schloat.

Why You Should Continue To Cut The Cheese

Here’s a little secret I have that I’m gonna share with you. And it truly is a secret – I never even told this to my ex-wife while we were still talking to each other. And it’s this: I used to go out surreptitiously (who knew what diabolical ideas she had about my...

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