You “Liked” what I ate for breakfast, but are you really my friend?

Posted on September 10th, 2021
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Casually crossing paths with Stanley Marcus or Roger Horchow often proved to be anything but casual.  The two Dallas-based powerhouse retailers, now both deceased, defined good taste on an international level for generations.  Both clearly understood the power of individual social connection long before the term hashtag was created.  “Consumers are statistics,” Marcus once said.  […]

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Yes, there are people who remember everything

Posted on September 3rd, 2021
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Imagine having the ability to accurately remember every day of your life.  Not hazy, general recollections, but a precise recall of events as though they occurred just yesterday.  What the weather was like, the clothes you wore, people you were with, exact details of conversations — a virtual documentary film of your life. Impossible?  The twilight zone, […]

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End of the Road for the Gas Engine?

Posted on August 27th, 2021
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Is it time to administer Last Rites to the internal combustion engine?  Will it soon go the same route as Blockbuster Video, the Princess telephone and the Pony Express? Obituaries for the engine have been written since the Federal Clean Air Act of 1970 went into effect.  The gas guzzler unofficially became “Dead Tech Walking” at […]

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MLB Hits a Grand Slam with Field of Dreams Game

Posted on August 20th, 2021
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“Baseball really hit a grand slam,” Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said of the August 12 Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa.  “It turned out to be a game you think would have been scripted on a Hollywood movie lot or something.” Played at a specially constructed, six-million-dollar stadium adjacent to the Field of Dreams diamond […]

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Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Threatens Lives

Posted on August 13th, 2021
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Alarm bells have been sounding for years about the shortage of physicians in the United States.  Based on recent studies, those bells have become sirens. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has long been warning about this quandary, but the most current data suggests a serious tipping point is about to be reached. Within […]

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