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Bucket List | Charts | Working

The road to Davey’s Bar

By BOB McCASKILL Witnessed another “retirement” discussion the other day. Two surgeons this time: cardiac and vascular. One a recent retiree, one not ready. Highly specialized careers, but same old clichés — “Should have done this years ago.” vs. “Can’t afford it yet.” There is a lot of demand for these guys, but they too... read more

Money | Sports & Leisure

Scalping: Who’s the chump?

 By BOB FOULKES I’m not a passionate fan of NFL football, but Sunday afternoons in the fall seem to be defined by a lazy afternoon with the New York Times and the early and late games on TV. Sunday and Monday evenings are good too. And a game seems to be showing up on Thursday... read more

Classics | Frivolity

Ads you’ll never see again

Ever long for the old days when life was simpler? From the era of Mad Men, here are a few reasons why you might not want to go back even if you could. Extra points if you can name the gay puppets in the first picture.     read more

Bucket List | Health & Fitness | Sports & Leisure

Get out there and delay that gratification. You’ll be happy you did

  By BOB FOULKES There is an old saying that “once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, and three times is a pattern.” I observed three events this summer that happened so close together that I see a pattern emerging. Three people close to me voluntarily spent long periods of time, committed significant effort... read more