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April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848961
It's Saturday afternoon, and I'm in my office writing final exams while the rest of the Unknown Family is one state away at a nephew's birthday part.

So that means it must be the end of the semester.

I have one day of classes left and two exams ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848962
People of my generation got used to seeing Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer at least a hal-dozen times each holiday season. It was so ubiquitous that asking someone my age "What do bumbles do" would have about an 80% chance of being answered "Bounce".

It was only a matter ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848963
One of the nice things about having a blog is that it gives me a good place to vent on occasion. Today's been a long day - three classes to teach and met with student for about three hours in addition to that answering questions abut their valuation ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848964
It's been a busy month or so since FMA, so I've been out of touch blog-wise, So her are a few snippets:
We're now in the final throes of the semester (only two weeks left once the students get back from Thanksgiving), and they just had their ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848960
Ah, all classes are done, and my finals have been taken. Unfortunately, I had a rather large group in my principles class, and they had a long final - 73 students and a final with 25 multiple choice questions(concepts and definitions) and 21 problems. I'm currently on ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848959
This last few weeks, we've heard a lot about research conducted by Ziobrowski et. al. (see here and here) on the possibility of informed trading by Senators and Congressmen. Based on abnormal returns earned on their portfolios, it appears that they do use their "inside information" ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848956
This reminded me of my childhood. My father's "weapon of choice" was his slipper. That may sound funny, but he could really whip that thing. Different times.

I swear, one time he made that thing go around two corners.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848957
It's been a good couple of days:
Yesterday, we just got a very good sized check from the IRS (we'd let some things slide when the Unknown Son was sick, and finally got things straightened out a few months ago.about a half-hour ago, I submitted a paper to a journal ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848958
I was just commenting to the Unknown Wife how this semester was ending going so well compared to previous ones - my student managed investment fund presentation was done a day earlier than usual, my principles class was ahead of schedule, and my exams were at the beginning of ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1848955
Just came across this article (The 7 habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives) in Forbes. It seems like the same characteristics can be applied to Deans (and College Presidents), since they're just executives of a different type. Read the whole thing, but here's the 7 habits ...