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Monday, February 22, 2016

The Writer's Life 2/22 - By the Numbers

I graduated from Western Michigan U., which is in Kalamazoo, where a creep murdered six people yesterday. It is particularly jarring because I'm currently reworking my first manuscript, begun way back in 1975 and set in a town and college based on the aforementioned. Reports mentioned a street called West Main, which I recently cited in the book. Fortunately, the slimeball was apprehended before he killed anyone else. May he rot in hell.

This year the price tag for the best seat in the upper deck season pass to Yankees' games is $2268, $1828 for the Mets. Is this a reflection of the income inequality leftists mention, or is it okay because unionists are the chief beneficiaries? It's fair, since no one is forced to buy or face a fine if one doesn't, ala Obamacare, but they won't get a dime from me.

In 1960, 60% of Americans were wed by age 29. Today it's 20%.

The amount of digital content stored by the average person is rising 6% each month.

The President is trying to make an illegal $7.7 billion payout to private insurers who are hemorrhaging money handling Obamacare policies. In an op-ed piece in today's NY Post, Betsy McCaughey says: "Anyone in the corporate world who misused funds this way would be headed to prison."

The average price of gasoline in the USA has fallen to $1.77 per gallon, the lowest in seven years. This is doubly good, first for the obvious reason, second because environmentalists must be losing sleep.

Bernie Sanders came up with a clever quote: "My message is clearly resonating, since even Hillary keeps echoing it." The Clintons will take even things that are nailed down.

Danny, a tall lean, black man whose passion is linguistics, has bought a lot of books from me the past few years, almost exclusively non-fiction. Today he spotted me from his seat on the bus, got off at the next stop, four shopping bags in tow, made his way to the floating book shop, and immediately began separating stuff that snared his attention. For the first time, he included two of my books, Exchanges and Billionths of a Lifetime. I charged him only for those two, letting him have the other six as a thank you. My thanks also to the young man who purchased Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, the Arthurian legend from the female characters point of view.
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