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Actuarial Wrestling

During our senior year of high school, my friends and I went to great lengths to use wrestling as a metaphor for everything in our English class, much to the dismay of our teacher Mr. Ulman. In the 16 years … Continue reading

02. September 2015 by John W. Tomac
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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

See America. Interstate 95. North Carolina.  

31. August 2015 by John W. Tomac
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After the Flood

(Optional soundtrack for this post) It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. As tends to happen around anniversaries that end in zero, the news is recounting what happened and what has happened since. I’ve had a couple … Continue reading

27. August 2015 by John W. Tomac
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Caring for the Caregiver

Taking care of an elderly family member, or a chronically or terminally ill one, is difficult. People give up nearly all of their free time, some going as far as quitting their job, to help those who can no longer … Continue reading

14. July 2015 by John W. Tomac
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Put it in the Books

Here’s another illustration for Grantland, this time for their quarterly bound edition showcasing the site’s best writing. This appears with a story about baseball or more accurately, books about baseball. The game may be waning in popularity in some quarters, but you … Continue reading

25. June 2015 by John W. Tomac
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The Thill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

Here’s a quick job for Grantland about a pair of NBA superfans–one from Oakland, the other from Cleveland. Both have suffered through a lot mediocre and downright awful basketball. One is about to experience the thrill of victory, while the other … Continue reading

15. June 2015 by John W. Tomac
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This is Just a Test

If you read yesterday’s Boston Globe, you might have seen this. It appears with an op-ed about the common core, standardized testing and the growing opt-out movement.

15. June 2015 by John W. Tomac
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