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Let’s face it, every minute counts. You don’t have extra ones waiting to be spend in queue at a toll booth with smarter drivers whizzing through at speed to the left of you.

So buy the iPass. (more…)

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Although a handful of stays in a given chain’s hotels—like a single robin and the anticipated Spring—does not a success story make, it at least points in the right direction. During a recent overnight in the Merrillville, Indiana, variant of the Country Inn and Suites, I was reminded that my experience with this brand has been consistently positive. Given the extreme variation that sometimes marks different franchises of the same corporation, this is worth noting. (more…)

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One of the endearing features of the monthly magazine Fly Fisherman is its tag line: ‘the leading magazine of the quiet sport’. (more…)

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Guides to colleges tend to convey either statistical reportage derived from the college itself or anecdotal subjectivity provided by the school’s students and other constituencies.

The Barron’s Guides lean strongly in the first of these two directions. (more…)

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The Princeton Review Best 357 Colleges is a fun read.

Whether it’s an accurate selection of the 357 best or a clear portrayal of what the chosen few have to offer is another matter. It’s impossible to tell, though the valuable commentary you get in the Princeton Review is a good supplement to factual date you can get from the schools in question and from other sources. (more…)

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I was living in England when Seinfeld was in its third or fourth season, blissfully unaware of what people were talkabout with this ‘Seinfeld’ thing when I read in a magazine that you’d have to be hidden in a remote corner of the Amazon to not be into this show. I obviously was in a more inhabited and arguably more sophisticated place than Amazonian corners tend to be, so I tuned in.

Actually, my wife, two boys, and I tuned in.

Good grief, did we get hooked! (more…)

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For biblical scholars and students who are Mac users, there is no need to look further than the constantly evolving and resolutely powerful Accordance Bible Software from OakTree software. (more…)

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