Friday, September 11, 2009

At 53, I’ve finally reached the age of reason

"A paper presented yesterday at the Brookings Institution contains some ego-bolstering news for 53-year-old financial bloggers like yours truly: People make better financial decisions at my age than at any other."

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Ark. baby born 9-9-09 has sibling born on 8-8-08

"At least it will be easy to remember their birthdays.

An Arkansas couple welcomed a new baby girl into their lives Wednesday -- giving her the birthdate of 9-9-09. Andy and Alison Miller's newest daughter Molly Reid will come home to sister Campbell, who was born on August 8, 2008, or 8-8-08."

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Harvard unleashes a historic sacred cow

"The skinny beast with the enormous ears and bell around its neck served three purposes this afternoon as it roamed about a cordoned-off patch of grass on Harvard Yard.

It allowed retiring Harvard professor Harvey Cox, who for 44 years has held the oldest endowed chair at a US university, to finally lay claim to the Hollis Professor of Divinity’s centuries-old right to graze his cow in Harvard Yard, which a colleague of his said was the equivalent of parking privileges in the 1700s."

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