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Entries from December 2019

Will the Jeopardy! ‘Greatest of All Time’ Tournament Really Tell Us Anything?

December 10th, 2019 · No Comments · Jeopardy!

This week, competition began taping among the three men playing in what will be a prime-time event for the game show “Jeopardy!” Astonishingly, the show seems more popular now than at any time in its 36-season run — in part because of James Holzhauer, who won 32 games last spring and and racked up unheard […]

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In Full Flight: Escaping France as Population Takes to the Streets

December 5th, 2019 · No Comments · France, Paris

Of all the dreamy ideals France and Paris elicit among visitors or expatriates, one joker in the deck often goes overlooked: The French predilection for taking to the streets in protest whenever they are unhappy with their government. And, just now, they are plenty unhappy with the regime of Emmanuel Macron, the country’s president. To […]

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Failing at a Signature Move

December 2nd, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Signatures are important. They attach a person to a document. They can seal important transactions. They can be legally binding. They also can be seen as a collector’s item. I tend to take note of a person’s signature. I make evaluations on signatures. Or their less formal friends, autographs. How people sign their names: Doesn’t […]

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