Monthly Archives: December 2013

On Travel and Terrorism

For those of you travelling this holiday season and suffering the delays and indignities of the TSA, keep this in mind: at least all that groping and x-raying doesn’t work. So says this most excellent article on

That’s right Cracked, the old second rate kid’s humor magazine has morphed into one of the best sources of history and analysis online. Meanwhile, the once venerable Time has degenerated into becoming Fareed Zakaria’s blog. Go figure.

Maybe Mad magazine will replace Psychology Today next…

Anyway, a series on winning the War on Terror without become the next evil empire is on my agenda for 2014. Stay tuned.

On Monopoly and Toys

It’s that time of year again. Time for kids to experience the joys of new toys. I remember Christmases from my childhood. There were toys and games made by Ideal, Kenner, Tyco, Milton Bradley, Selchow and Righter, Parker Brothers, Playskool, Fisher Price, Tonka, Mattel, and Hasbro. Today, all these companies have been merged down to two: Mattel andContinue Reading