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Ah, the horn...

So, I’m in an underground bierkeller watching an oom-pah band wearing lederhosen playing Michael Jackson covers….

…and the woman next to me says ‘I bet the trombonist gets way more sex than the others.’ (She actually said something… 244 more words


The Power of Boredom

How to use boredom as the ultimate lifehack.

I listened to such an interesting podcast this week: Am I Boring You? from the Freakonomics Radio… 466 more words

Real Life

Pablo, the Economist / Pablo, el Economista

In an office building, Av. Libertador, Caracas, Venezuela (1975)

(English text follows below) Aquí tenemos a Pablo José en uno de sus múltiples roles vitales: el rol de Economista. 274 more words


What's in a Name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Do you like your name? 558 more words

Modern Life

"Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell book review

I don’t know if you ever read the book, “Think like freak” or “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, but they were fascinating books.  The books looked at issues from new angles that dug deep into issues and that their may be deeper reasons for why things happen than people normally accept. 125 more words


Using Podcasts to Spur-on Argumentative Writing

I have a podcast addiction. I’ve spoken before about my love for narrative non-fiction, and when my husband introduced me to Radiolab on our first 18 hour drive to Colorado, then Freakonomics, I discovered a whole new world of interesting stories. 1,020 more words

Curriculum And Instruction