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Of Princes and Fortunes

April 7, 2021

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Michael Geiger

Of Princes and Fortunes The Prince of Prussia demands the return of his family’s riches.  The Prince, Georg Friedrich, the great-great grandson of the last German monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm, II, sued the national and state governments of Germany to reclaim castles, artwork, jewels, and over 10,000 items deemed “family heirlooms”.  The Prince asserts that all […]

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Underdogs Celebrate February 24

February 24, 2021

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Michael Geiger

Underdogs Celebrate February 24 Underdogs.  We root for them.  We cheer for them.  We use adjectives such as “scrappy” and “tenacious” to describe them.  They have “vigor” and “fight”.  Something in our DNA appears to be wired to will them to success.  Underdogs appear genuine whether in literature, movies or sports.  We will leave underdogs […]

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That’s an Ugly Baby!

January 27, 2021

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Michael Geiger

That’s an Ugly Baby! Upon meeting someone’s new child, have you ever heard anyone exclaim: “That’s an ugly baby!”  Of course not.  You hear “What a beautiful cild!” or “What a pretty little baby!” or maybe even “What a sweet little thing!”.  We inflexibly utter these responses even if we secretly think that the baby […]

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The Work of Another . . .

January 6, 2021

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Michael Geiger

The Work of Another . . . January 6.  A date that may live in infamy.  One knows that he must do the right thing.  One knows that he must follow the Rule of Law.  One knows that he should follow established norms and procedures.  One knows that he should avoid the spotlight and try […]

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2020: As Bad As We All Say?

December 3, 2020

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Michael Geiger

2020:  As Bad As We All Say? We are finally about to turn the calendar to place 2020 in our rear view mirror.  With a collective sigh, we all say “Good riddance!” How shall we remember 2020?  Pandemic.  Lockdown.  Closed schools.  Shuttered businesses.  West Coast wildfires.  Social distancing.  Cancelled or postponed weddings, events and vacations.  […]

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