Read this book – Freakonomics

Read
this book: Heading out of the office on Friday, I grabbed
a review copy of the book Freakonomics sent
to one of Hammock Publishing’s magazines and threw it in my backpack to
read during my travel over the weekend. I knew nothing about it —
hadn’t even heard of it.

It’s great. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with math or
the
kind of economics you may have taken in school. Rather, this book
explores the
economics of things like Chicago crack pushers or why sumo wrestlers
may cheat. Or whether a swimming pool or gun
is more dangerous.

I can’t think of a book I
have enjoyed more in a long, long time. Entertaining, insightful and
filled with page-after-page of debunked conventional wisdom.

Rexmom blogging

Rexmom blogging: I
was in Mobile, Ala., yesterday to celebrate the 90th birthday of the
lovely lady in the middle. Those are her three sons. I’m the one on the
left. When I jokingly asked her how old she was, she responded, “Old
enough to know better.”

I know what you’re thinking. How can the young guys in this photo have a mother who is 90 years old?

What? You’re not thinking that? Well, I was.

I was also thinking she doesn’t look 90.