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Dwight Blood
Salt Lake City and St. George UT
retired 81 year old college economics professor with a wife, five kids, nineteen grandkids, eighteen great grandkids (and counting)
Interests: writing, photography, books, computers, family, dieting, cooking, blogging, recipes
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When we were little, Christmas eve and Christmas morning were among the most exciting and important times of the year. Our minds were full of wishes and impossible dreams. Our hopes always exceeded reality on Christmas morning but, nonetheless, we... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Great starter corral for new ranch operation. Many early farmers had nothing to work with and so they improvised with every piece of old wood or metal they could find. As the years went by, many early barnyard fixtures were... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
I told my wife a few weeks ago that I doubted that I could finish out the year and complete 365 tasks on my do list. She said, "I know you can do it." I asked, "How do you know... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
In the study of economics, we separate long-run effects from short-run effects. The important distinction in cost analysis is to separate long-run average cost from short-run average cost. In the short run, some costs, like rent and other contracts, are... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
We go through life making countless and continuous choices. We try to make the best possible choice for each set of circumstances. For some choices, we have enough information to help us choose the best option among a variety of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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The Cache Valley Cheese Factory in Beaver, UT is one of two mandatory stops on I-15 between St. George and Salt Lake City. Actually, Cache Valley is in northern Utah. Stop here for big blocks of fresh cheese that squeaks... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
One of the most important concepts in learning and teaching economics is the law of demand. Simplified, the law of demand states that, as the price of a good goes down, the quantity demanded goes up. As a result a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Beaver, Utah; Cheese factory towers in the background. Corrals on Outskirts of Beaver, Utah Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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I haven't figured out how to do a good job of photographing white petunias. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Yesterday we discussed the advantages of following the rule of one. The rule of one suggests that we make changes and complete tasks one step at a time. Rather than unrealistic expectations of attaining miraculous goals overnight, the rule of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor