I’m heading into downtown Chicago this morning to attend an auction of vintage posters and memorabilia from long-ago magicians and mentalists. It’s a larger market that you would imagine, with collectors bidding from all over the world. The auction covers items from scores of artists, many of whom are famous to me, though you probably […]
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The Picture Ages But You Stay Forever Young.
It’s amazing what we’re willing to trade for a little bit of lost youth. This article discusses the psychological cost of using Botox. In a nutshell, because Botox freezes the facial muscles, it makes it impossible for others to perceive your micro expressions. As a result, people have a difficult time forming emotional connections with […]
A little over a month ago I began making some changes in the way I eat an exercise. I’ve long been interested in fitness, but the challenges of being on the road made things difficult. When most of the food you have to choose from is fast food, and the schedule seldom allows for long […]
Sherlock Holmes and People Reading.
!My first introduction to the character of Sherlock Holmes wasn’t a pleasant one. We had to read “The Speckled Band” in a High School English class. Early in the story, Sherlock deduces that another character had taken a long ride in a dog cart (a kind of carriage) to reach london. He could tell this […]