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Trump, as you probably know, embarrassed himself last week while trying to explain how the United States is handling the pandemic well during an interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. He fumbled with charts designed to make his handling of the coronavirus appear acceptable and referenced books and manuals that do not exist. He looked…

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Here’s a rule I try to follow at all times: Never begrudge the good fortune of another if their good fortune does not harm you or the world in any way. It sounds obvious, I know, but I think it’s hard for a lot of people. The need for fairness and balance is paramount in…

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I was sitting on the toilet. Don’t imagine it. Just know it happened for the purposes of the story. I called out. “Clara! Can you bring me a roll of toilet paper?” “Sure,” she said.  Enthusiastically, even. I listened to her footsteps as she ran across the house and up the stairs. A moment later,…

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The average American who works in an office watches 25 hours, 56 minutes of television per week. Meanwhile, the average American who works remotely watches 27 hours, two minutes of television per week. It’s true. If you’re working from home, you’re probably watching more television. This means that you’re either using the time that office…

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As I paid for our round of golf, Charlie sat down on a bench a little ways away. When I returned a couple minutes later, he was examining a plaque affixed to the bench. “What’s this?” he asked. The plaque read, “In memory of…” then listed a man’s name and his years of birth and…

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At the end of each month, I report on the progress of my New Year’s resolutions (or lack thereof). Here are the result through the end of July. PERSONAL FITNESS 1. Don’t die. Still alive! The coronavirus is still out there, trying to infect me, but happily, I live in Connecticut, one of the most…

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