A Goldfish Story

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  I never told you about the time I ate Fred the goldfish. Fred was Karl Needlemeyer’s goldfish, who we usually only watched swimming around his little goldfish bowl as a kind of silent protest whenever Karl’s mom told us that we were getting “too rambunctious” and it was time to go outside and play.

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Wheels

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My first set of wheels was a red Radio Flyer wagon. My grandpa used to drag me to the butcher and the fish store in it, which always seemed like a lot of fun until he bought a bunch of chicken livers, or the fishmonger gave him a bag full of old fish heads to take home for our cat. …[ Read More ]

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In The Cloud

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More and more of my life is in the cloud. I’m not sure what the cloud is, or why the geeky powers-that-be have decided my life needs to be in it, but I know that from now on everything important that I do, say, write, listen to, or photograph will be stored up there, right beside ten million videos of …[ Read More ]

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Transportation Options

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Travel means getting away, getting hopelessly lost, and eventually getting sick on weird food from the only restaurant open within 100 miles.

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Exports

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There’s a lot of anxiety in the U.S. about our country’s “balance of trade deficit,” which currently stands at more than $500 billion a year.

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High Tech, Low Expectations

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My generation is having yet another seriously embarrassing problem, and it has nothing to do with hair loss, erectile dysfunction, or laxative-laced yogurt. Many of us do not understand how to use our TV sets. My wife is a representative victim of this problem.

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Saving Up

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Ray Lesser Editorial – May 2017 – Saving Up

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Smart People Don’t Pay Taxes

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Ray Lesser Editorial – April 2017 – Smart People Don’t Pay Taxes

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Fans

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Ray Lesser Editorial – March 2017 – Fans

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First Impressions

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Ray Lesser Editorial – February 2017 – First Impressions

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