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Links from November 24, 2014

These are my links from November 24, 2014

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Links from November 21, 2014

These are my links from November 21, 2014

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Links from November 20, 2014

These are my links from November 20, 2014

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Links from November 19, 2014

These are my links from November 19, 2014

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Obituary average age. November 18, 2014: 70.75

Items at river edgeThe average age of those listed in the twelve obituaries in the November 18, 2014 Free Lance-Star was 70.75. The median was 79.5 with a sample standard deviation of 27.8. The ages ranged from 7 to 102.

This is the thirteenth day I’ve been collecting this data.
The mean of  obituary average ages  using {77.375,64,74.143, 62.5, 55,66.8333, 74.11,71.27,68.82, 76.92,63,76.71,70.75} at Wolfram alpha is 69.34, up .11 from the previous computations.

 

Some words in the obituaries that caught my attention:

  • Leadership is influence–nothing more and nothing less. If a person is able to influence another to take some course of action, they are a leader. As a follower, nothing makes it easier to follow a person than one who leads by example.
  • Mack was the last surviving member of a generation of the Vayda (Vida, Vider) family
  • Theadora enjoyed watching the Yankees and crocheting, and she saved cards.
  • We were lucky to have had her.
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View du jour. April 12, 2013

Lynn in front of Bergen Bagel on Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY

We’ve visited our sons in Brooklyn many times. The Spring of 2013 was the first time that we rented an apartment through Airbnb. The apartment was a little rough – some of the floor boards were loose or missing and the bathroom was very tiny – but it was clean and turned out to be conveniently located, not far from the Barclay’s Center. It was also less than two blocks form Bergen Bagel! A very excellent bagel place. We’ve been to NY several times since then and always try to stop in one of the locations of Bergen Bagel. We went back to this shop about a month ago. The bagels were just as good, but the neon signs are gone.

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Brief review. The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living by Mark Bittman


The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living by Mark Bittman

A Bittman cook book containing recipes that are in concert with his thoughts in “Food Matters.” Minimizing meat and emphasizing whole wheat. Made the pumpkin and coconut muffins this morning and have loaf of pumpkin whole-wheat bread ready to go into the oven. Good recipes!

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Brief review. Sun Storm by Asa Larsson


Sun Storm by Asa Larsson

I had a hard time putting this one down and read it in three days. Just fascinating. A mystery that explores different personalities and the interplay between them. Murder, mutilation, manipulation, co-dependence, dominance, and self reliance that wins out. I am anxiously waiting for the next of her novels to be available at the Library.

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Links from November 15, 2014

These are my links from November 15, 2014

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Links from November 14, 2014

These are my links from November 14, 2014

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