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Cosmos

(Optional soundtrack to this post.) This appears in the latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. David Waltham writes about the need to continue to explore the cosmos. Recent discoveries raise the possibility of a vast, expanding, infinite universe that … Continue reading

April 07, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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Living the Good Life Online

We live in a world aglow with wireless devices. These things were supposed to make life easier, but instead tend to keep us plugged in 24/7. The Spring issue of JWM Magazine, the in-room publication of JW Marriott Luxury Hotels,  has … Continue reading

April 02, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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March Madness

Here’s a quick job for Grantland.com. It appears with a story about the surprisingly large number if men who get vasectomies in mid-March so they have an excuse to skip work the first two days of the NCAA basketball tournament. The … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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Real Estate Deals

It goes without saying that real estate in New York is expensive. It’s not exactly cheap out in farm country, either. The current issue of Successful Farming identifies a handful of places where you can find deals on acreage suitable for … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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The Curious Case of the Happy Adjunct

Here’s something a little more narrative than a lot of what I’ve been doing lately. It appears in the latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Author Brian Goedde looks back on the year he spent telecommuting from Taipei … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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Basketball Dorks

This past weekend, athletes and math-letes gathered at MIT to talk about statistics at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. For the past eight years MIT has hosted the forum to discuss the ways advanced statistics and metrics are … Continue reading

March 03, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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General Retirement

General (retired) Tommy Bahama If you pay taxes to the federal government, a pretty big chunk of those funds ends up at the Department of Defense. Going forward, the DoD willl get a slightly smaller large chunk. As a result … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 by John W. Tomac
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