The Wall Street Journal – April 28–29, 2018

Productivity gurus and complex apps…are here to help.

A long to-do LIST: it’s easy to accrue it.

The problem is that you’re supposed to DO IT.


The Wall Street Journal – November 7, 2017

After  55 years, 60,000 words and at least $25 million in research grants, the Dictionary of American Regional English has rung the knell, sugared off, finished out the row. (Grants and gifts have dried up)

Linguistically: a smash.

Financially: a crash.


Market Dash  – September 9, 2017

Investors who think they can be successful stock pickers are about to get some sobering news from new academic research. The good news: Yes, buying one stock gives you better odds than buying a lottery ticket. The bad news: Those “better” odds are still much too awful to stake your future on.

Charts and theories provide advice.

What counts? The roll of the dice.


The Wall Street journal – July 10, 2017

Campers come for a week inside classrooms, spending seven hours a day studying things like the US current account deficit and supply and demand dynamics.

Scratch arts and crafts, ditch those canoes,
Who’s up for portfolio reviews?‬


The island Packet – July 9, 2017

The trial will follow them for six years to see which group – the moderate drinkers or the abstainers – has more heart attacks, strokes and deaths.

While they pour over data to get at the facts,
I’ll pour a martini and try to relax.