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Yours Truly, Lady Luck

I entertained at a benefit for our middle school on Saturday night. It was “Las Vegas Night,” and it was held at the fancy Lexus dealership. I sold two cars. Fortunately for Santa Monica we have some go-getter moms who put the night together. I guess you can rent “Las Vegas Night.” This company brought the felt tables, with cup holders, the dealers, the chips, the playing cards,...
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How To Raise And Train Your Brain

I was talking to a Neuropsychologist yesterday, and I learned something so fantastic, I thought I’d pass it along. Here it is: When you get scared the blood runs from your head into your body to fuel your fight or flight response, and guess what, you can’t think. That’s why, if you stop and breathe deeply, you recover. You give oxygen to your blood, and bring it back to your teeny-beany. Gee,...
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THE REPORT

My son has another project due for which a “video report” was an option. The last one of these nightmares was his math video. I’m sure the teacher offered a choice of many mediums. He could use paper mache, a mobile, a poster with markers that smell, a puppet show, an oral report, something instructive with felt board, etc., but my son always chooses the “video report.”...
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Complicated Instruments

Last night, while packing in my hotel room in Shelby, North Carolina, I happened to catch BILL MOYER’S JOURNAL on television. He interviewed two men who wrote a book called 13 BANKERS. It’s about the financial crisis. Coincidentally, yesterday the SEC filed civil court charges against Goldman Sachs, so they addressed that topic as well. They showed lots of clips from the Financial Crisis...
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Today’s Incident

No other cars anywhere near me. Just me and a pole in the Staples parking lot.
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