jtaylor's picture
Monday, September 22, 2008 - 10:16am

Never know what you'll find when you go mall crawling on a Sunday morning. A new Asian goods store (new to me, anyway) has sprung up at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis. And it's devoted a whole window to a couple hundred dollar coat of mail.

Looks like we're all going to need body armor to survive the economic siege that's ravaging health care -- and personal health. The facts in a Sept. 22nd Wall Street Journal hit me like a load of rocks thrown by a well-built trebuchet.

jtaylor's picture
Friday, September 19, 2008 - 1:15pm

What some call "the cathedral of baseball" will hear its last "play ball" on Sunday, Sept. 21.

The old Yankee Stadium will close. Something spectacular will open across the street next season. (And, this Yankees fan hopes, it will be home to a spectacular team -- rather than a spectacle of a team or a team that needs spectacles, as this year's chewing-gum-stuck-to-my-shoe edition.)

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:02am

Election season feeds frustrations -- and addictions. Following are some Web sites that I look in on fairly regularly. They can help you track polls, who's giving money to whom and what are the biggest whopper lies of the moment. 

Most say they are non-partisan, but make your own judgments. And have fun.

  • From lobbyists to what lawmakers pay their staffs, where did the money go? 

jtaylor's picture
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 1:45pm

In terms of teeming slithering creatures packing nasty bites, Wall Street could easily outdo Galveston after Hurricane Ike.

But appreciate the avaricious atmosphere or not (I worked as a paper-pusher on the Street early in my career), the money in our pockets (or fading from our 401(k)s) has a clear trail through the land of platinum parachutes.

wholderman's picture
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 8:43am

Apparently a man in Wisconsin has eaten 23,000 Big Macs over 36 years (he's 54). He hit the milestone last month, continuing the "Big Mac attack" that he took up in 1972, he proclaims he has obsessive-compulsive disorder (I think he has alot more than that!).