Shiny Dimes

Just found two Roosevelt dimes, one from 1964 in silver and one alloy from 1965. Never noticed how dull real silver one is compared to the...

Blue Star

While watching “2 Broke Girls“, Caroline sells some rings so they can get a new Blue Star range to cook cupcakes. Blue Star? Never heard of them. Looked them up. Nice. Expensive, ala Viking. Might not get it very soon So here is mine. Love the 20,000 BTU...

Purple

“It’s hard to feel motivated. All this red vs. blue, it’s like, Are you guys Crips and Bloods? What about tackling jobs, obesity, poverty? Since red and blue make purple, why not unite, because scientifically speaking, purple is the fastest light. If...

Unloading the loaded

Reading this story in the latest Economist reminded me of the old Heinlein short story “-We Also Walk Dogs”. Both efficiently separate the rich from their money – RAH also throws in an intergalactic conference on the...

Laura’s 50th at Pinstripes

Our old neighbor had her 50th birthday party last night at Pinstripes, a trendy bowling alley/restaurant/bocce court in a new mall in South Barrington. We had round banquet tables set up along the bocce courts in a back room with gas heaters overhead. The food was...