October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Opinions

Considering men and their whiskers: beards a source of both pride, pain

There are few relationships more intimate than that of a man with his facial hair, and most guys agree it’s one of life’s burdens, while at the same time being a point of pride. More...

Announcer Chip Caray has grandfather’s love of baseball

ORLANDO – While Chip Caray is not exactly an ole timer, he has been around, having started in the big time two years after graduating from the University of Georgia in 1987.  More...

STOCK OF THE WEEK

Wal-Mart WMT/NYSE

Wal-Mart has been reviewed in this column a number of times. Though not a very profitable stock pick ... so far ... it remains an interesting investment idea. WMT is currently selling for around $51 per share ... which is what it sold for in 2001. More...

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Book Review

State of Wonder By ANN PATCHETT

Dr. Marina Singh is a pharmaceutical researcher. Her father was a graduate student from India, but she was reared by her mother in Minnesota, and she loves the cold climate.  More...

ALL ABOUT BOOKS – FINE, RARE, & COLLECTIBLE

Investors want ideas on quality books

My column usually deals with a single subject such as a well-known author and his works; how to identify first editions and even how to care for books.  Today I choose to share suggestions in a more miscellaneous manner.  More...