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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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Economists are trained to evaluate projects and programs in terms of cost-benefit analysis. The logic is simple: estimate the costs of a particular project or change in policy such as building a dam or cutting a tax rate and then... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Still beautiful in its red protective sheath, this blossom will die and turn into a red-tinged limp dishrag just a few hours or maybe a day from now. At least we have the photo to remind us of its beauty.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Our task today is to hold a farewell party. We are going to bid goodbye to a host of old and fickle and perhaps harmful friends. Just as poor Scrooge had a terrible night confronting all of his old ghosts... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
Some days we heave a huge sigh, maybe shed a tear of frustration, try to avoid saying a cuss word, but then we say "I just don't know what to do." If we are the guardian and protector of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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double click We stopped by our neighbor's place to take photos of their saguaro cactus blossoms at 2:00 p.m. when we returned from the dentist. The sun was so bright, I took a few pictures and then decided to wait... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
You can find a zillion strategies for losing weight. You can join Weight Watchers, you can sign up for special diet food deliveries, you can take miracle pills and cures, you can eat only low carb, you can eat cabbage... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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This photo was taken in 1959 while I was working for the Wyoming State Legislature as director of the Legislative Council at a very tender age. Four of our five children, Carolyn, Jim, Ron in front, Russell behind. Kim yet... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor
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Today we are continuing our inch by inch strategy for reducing daily sugar consumption. We began two days ago by developing a strategy for cutting back on the amount of sugar-laden beverages we drink each day. Yesterday we reiterated the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Curmudgeonly Professor