Gary Duell

Midterms & Gratitude

I like this quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book, “Starry Messenger” regarding the media’s market comments. “The major averages rose on Friday extending Wall Street’s strong rallythis week despite inflation hitting a 39-yr high.” (CNBC) He continues.  “But if they were being honest they would say: The market rose today. We have no clue …

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This is what most folks want to do on vacations these days

What’s the number one thing you want to experience on your next vacation? A new adventure? Local sights or the most authentic version of your favorite dish? These days, more folks want meaningful interactions when they travel.1 They’re not just looking for fancy hotels with spas, group tours, parasailing, and the typical resort fare. They …

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Do Statistics Lie?

Statistics don’t lie. But people lie using them. Below is what I call lying with the truth. It’s done to sell newspapers of course; I mean, that’s a very alarming increase in Omicron deaths isn’t it?  But hey, wait a minute.  Let’s take a closer look at the scale here. This is “Cumulative Deaths per 100,000” across various countries, with …

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Bullies Are Bad

In one of his comedy routines, Chris Rock drops a funny and I assume true story about bullies, most notably in his daughter’s private school. He says, “. . .bullies do half the work. Teachers do the other half, but it’s the bully half that you’ll actually use in the real world.” When the principal assured him there …

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