not quite poetry in motion, but it’ll do for now

January 19, 2009

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While we usually marvel at Roger Federer’s sublime forehand, his footwork and pin-point accurate serves, the often-overlooked and little-discussed quality that has lifted his game above other players is his consistency. Unfortunately, that seems to be deserting him more frequently these days. It was evident in his opening match at the Australian Open against Italy’s […]

krugman’s wisdom

January 16, 2009

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If only President-elect Barack Obama had the magnanimity to give Princeton professor Paul Krugman a job in his cabinet. Krugman, a leading light in international trade and economics who recently received a Nobel Prize in Economics, wrote a scathing and courageous column in today’s New York Times. In taking on a topic no one on […]

steve jobs’ dilemma

January 16, 2009

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It is horrible to be ill. It is even worse when one gets hounded about it the way Apple’s visionary and practically indispensable chief, Steve Jobs, has been. One instinctively feels sorry for the man. Hasn’t he done enough to light up the world with the innovative and game-changing gadgets and gizmos his company sends […]

Posted in: apple, business, steve jobs

another nominee snag?

January 12, 2009

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So much for the soon-to-be Obama administration’s so-called stringent vetting processes for hiring staffers. Bill Richardson has already withdrawn from being considered as Commerce Secretary. The choice for the next attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., continues to face much criticism and skepticism for his years in private practice and his dodgy recommendations for presidential […]

dead pirates can’t spend ransom

January 12, 2009

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Karma truly is a bitch. Fresh after extorting $3 million in ransom money from the owners of the Saudi supertanker, Sirius Star, one of the Somali pirates involved in the nasty deed have reportedly drowned while running back to the lair from whence they came. The boat carrying the drowned pirate and his associates capsized […]

Posted in: crime, greed

oh roger roger…

May 9, 2008

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Damn it! It was supposed to be the perfect opportunity for Roger Federer to win the Rome Masters, especially with Rafael Nadal unexpectedly knocked out in the earlier rounds and Federer himself seemed to be going from strength to strength with each match so far. Other formidable rivals who excel on clay, such as David […]

Posted in: roger federer, sports, tennis

the end for clinton?

May 9, 2008

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Is it really the end for Hillary Clinton? Could it be that her campaign, which has been counted for dead so often but then miraculously resurrected so many times in the past, will truly stay dead this time? Is it actually the case that her campaign is now history though Clinton had been expected to […]

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