Somewhat dating myself here, when I was a little boy, the thing we all wanted was a transistor radio. When I was 10 years old, my parents finally bought me one for $9.99, which was a lot of money in those days to spend on your kids. A transistor radio is a small portable radio […]

Source: The Economist, Joe Biden is taking executive action at a record pace, Daily Chart, January 22, 2021, https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/01/22/joe-biden-is-taking-executive-action-at-a-record-pace. Joe Biden is signing executive orders at a record pace. In his first two days in office, he has signed 17 executive orders; more executive orders than Donald Trump did in nearly two months in office. […]

Readers, Two topics that seem to fit together like chocolate and peanut butter: Christmas and Disney. Over the years, the mouse has sent Disney Corporate Christmas Cards far and wide. These cards were usually sent to important individuals in the motion picture industry and Disney staff members —and therefore have rarely been seen by the […]

Yuli Wang Bio Hi, this is Yuli from China. First of all, thanks to Michael for letting me be on his blog. I was born and grew up in Shaoxin, Zhejiang, located in Eastern China. My major is Geographic Information Science in college and my first job is a GIS Data Engineer in the field […]

Source: Bonner, Mehera, Here’s Literally Every Royal Family Christmas Card We Could Get Our Hands On, Cosmopolitan, December 2, 2020, https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/g34834393/royal-family-christmas-cards/. Readers. Happy holidays as we near the end of this crazy year. Here are 10 of the best royal Christmas cards throughout the years from an article in Cosmopolitan magazine. I tried to include […]

The United States Postal Service has lost mail sorting machines as an election during a pandemic draws closer. Louis DeJoy, the new postmaster general, is a former logistics executive and ally of President Trump. He has already removed numerous mail sorting machines, and reduced sorting capacity, as depicted in the map below. Click on the […]

Source: LePan, Nicholas, Golden Bulls: Visualizing the Price of Gold from 1915-2020, visualcapitalist.com, May 27, 2020, https://www.visualcapitalist.com/golden-bulls-the-price-of-gold/

This was something that Nathan Yau previously posted on his well-known Flowingdata blog. Thought I would share. I hope you all are safe, healthy and doing well. Michael

Will Perkins Bio A native and proud Texan, Will and his family live in the Dallas metroplex. He’s happily married to his wife of almost 10 years and have an almost 2 year old boy full of energy. He’s a big FC Dallas fan and can’t wait for things to go back to normal so […]