From the category archives:


On Being a Member of Mensa

May 6, 2009

…and not sound arrogant about it. I’m a member of American Mensa Ltd.  If you don’t know what Mensa is, here’s a link to the Wikipedia article.  In common parlance, it means I’m probably smarter than you.  Though if you’re reading this blog and this isn’t your first visit, there’s a good chance you’re wicked […]

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Atlas Shrugged

January 15, 2009

Monday saw a Wall Street Journal Post by senior economics writer (editorial page) Steven Moore regarding the similarities between our current economic climate and those of Ayn Rand‘s historic novel Atlas Shrugged.  I have reproduced the text of the article below, but feel free to click here for the official version. This article quickly became a […]

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Self-Deception and Happiness

January 3, 2009

I recently responded to a posted question in one of the Mensa groups to which I belong on LinkedIn, and thought I’d share my answer with y’all.  Here is the question: Does the ability to deceive yourself (denial, inflated ego, positive thinking, etc.) help you be happier? Radio Lab is a US public radio program. […]

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