Category Archives: uncertainty

Uncertain Times

A recent op-ed in the New York Times has sparked discussion among bloggers and pundits about uncertainty. Apparently, according to Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert – in his piece “What You Don’t Know Makes You Nervous” – people don’t feel comfortable … Continue reading

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How Risky Are Stocks?

Most of us believe that over the long run stocks are a great investment. Sure, there may be an occasional glitch – or terrifying plunge, as we’ve seen lately. But it’s commonly felt that if we just hang in there, … Continue reading

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Dances With Sled Dogs

You never know where you might find a secret to success. Sometimes you have to start by getting past common misconceptions. The Iditarod, a dog sled race that covers 1,049 miles between Anchorage and Nome, Alaska, isn’t very popular among … Continue reading

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Butterflies on Valentine’s Day

Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?  ~ Edward Lorenz When you reach a certain age, you realize that there were certain moments in your past that significantly affected who and what … Continue reading

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Reality Isn’t What It Used To Be

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. ~Philip K. Dick The world would probably be a lot better off if people weren’t so smug about their sense of reality. Regardless of nationality, religion or … Continue reading

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