One less nickel and dime tax

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When we moved to Virginia from Ann Arbor and Cambridge, we were more than a little surprised.  (I am not talking about the culture shock nor the concept that “there’s a chance of snow tomorrow and schools will be closed” either.)

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Let’s be grown-ups…

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A few years ago, my physician told me it was time.  Time to put away childish notions.  Time to get new vaccinations.

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Tax everything that moves?

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Well, it was bound to happen.  We already know that cities and states have been imposing ridiculously high taxes on hotel rooms and restaurant meals.  Why?  Because hotels are generally booked (and paid) by tourists from out of state (or country).  What a great way to sock it to visitors.  To keep the residential taxes low.

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Communication

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Communication.  It’s not just words.  It’s facial expression.  It’s our stance.  It’s our tone.

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Face Time

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I used to love to travel.  Before 9-11.  Before we were required to check in a month before the plane leaves and twiddle our thumbs waiting to board- and then finding our flight delayed yet another hour or so.

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Out of this world 3D?

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Additive manufacturing.   That’s how it started.

Basically, we develop a printer (of sorts) that instead of using ink, using materials as the substrate.  Plastic. Cells. Metal.  And, while we claim it makes a 3 dimensional object, what it really does is repetitively produce a two dimensional “print” over and over and over again.  In so doing, the printer builds up the intended structure to be the three dimensional object desired.

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Birthday Boys

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So, I’m sure my associate and my grandson thought I forgot about them.  Because I didn’t wish them the happiest of birthdays yesterday.  Well, I did so in real life.  And, today I’ll share some facts about them- or not.

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18. XVIII. 10010.

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Yes, today is the 18th of March.  For many of you, it’s the recovery day after over-celebrating St. Patrick’s Day yesterday.  For me, it means that the new month of Nisan arrives in but 3 days- which is yet another new year in the Jewish calendar.  It also means there’s but 18 days to go until the grand festival of Pesach- Passover.

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Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

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I remember my Uncle Dave had a slew of businesses.  One of which was fitting clients with hearing adis (from Beltone).  Now, this was way back when these were pretty big devices- the kind that make our Bluetooth earphones for our phones look downright sleek.

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Oxygen Therapy?

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I wrote about Eliot Rosen and his work with oxygen for cancer therapy about a year ago. I thought at the time that his concept had great merit. Of course, cancer was not among my specialties, but… (Off topic. I just looked up Eliot Rosen and found he is now a board certified oncologist on the staff of Georgetown University. Glad to see he stuck with his love.)

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