Saturday, December 28, 2013

Jarvis Cleaners Accepts Cash and Checks Only





Best To Get There Early


The Physicians' Building, 307 Market Street, Warren, Pennsylvania

Year of Construction:  1868
Architectural Style: Second Empire
Photo credit:  Retiring Guy (Sept. 2013)

Elial Todd Foote Valentine (1820-1892) was the original owner of the house.

It was the residence of the Wilton Monroe Lindsay family from 1881 to 1927.  

Sold to Dr. E. G. Hamilton in 1927.  He removed the mansard roof and front porch.

By the time the Nelson family moved to Warren in 1957, the house's interior had been remodeled into doctors' offices, thus the "Physicians' Building".  Dr. Lee Borger's pediatrics waiting room was on the front right side of the 2nd floor.

Warren Pennsylvania Notables and the Homes They Lived In

From Warren centennial : an account of the celebration at Warren, Pennsylvania July 2d, 3d, and 4th in commemoration of the first century after the laying out of the town of Warren.     Charles W. Stone was member of the Assembly in 1868-69, State Senator in 1877 and 1878, Lieutenant-Governor 1878 to 1880, Secretary of the Commonwealth 1887 to November 1890, when he resigned to take his seat in Congress, having been elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of L. F. Watson. He has been re-elected continuously since, and is Chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures.

Later, he was twice defeated running for Governor of Pennsylvania, in 1898 and 1906.

Stone moved from Massachusetts to Warren PA in 1863 when he was 20 years old.

And this is where he lived, from November 1905 until his death in August 1912, on the corner of West Fifth Avenue and Liberty Street in Warren.

Photo credit:  Retiring Guy

Pennsylvania Biographies:  Charles W. Stone

Don't Bite the Hands That Feed You

Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward. (The New York Times, 12/27/2013)

Photo credit:  University of Houston

Apparently, Pirrong was not inclined to submit disclosure forms to the New York Times until the University of Houston insisted he do so.

Craig Pirrong has just one rating at Rate My Professor.

Photo credit:  University of Illinois

A mixed bag at Rate My Professor.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Way They Spelled it: The Turtles Dedicate This Song to Mom


Does loving this song qualify as a guilty pleasure?  If so, I deserve a life sentence.



The traditional spelling of the name, however, is making a comeback.


Whatever the spelling, the Turtles had little to no impact on what to name your baby girl.

Unless you think oldies radio had something to do with it.

Elizabeth "Betty Jean" Peterson Johnson (1923-2013) Warren High School Class of 1941

Warren Times Observer obituary

1941 Warren High School Dragon yearbook

Sidebar 1:  One of Mom's best friends was the wife of Edwin "Doogie" O'Connor (top row, middle).  I graduated with their son, Bob.  (I have no idea where the nickname came from.)

Sidebar 2:  And as for Eleanore, I'll take a dollar for every time she was teased about her last name.  (Gee, that probably wasn't so swell.)

Sidebar 3:  I graduated with a Jane Johnson (WAHS 1968) , although I don't think this is her mom.  But if it is, Jane divorced and remarried after 1998.

The Gloves Are Definitely Gone At the Katharine Gibbs Schools.  (The New York Times, 9/15/2002)

Warren Women's Club

(Retiring Guy's postcard collection)

Minnesota Win a Bowl Game? Sorry, Not Gonna Happen

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 12/26/2013



If you're the type of person who experiences a contact high, please don't drive after viewing this movie



MPAA ratings description at the conclusion of the New York Times' review.  “The Wolf of Wall Street” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). Naked women, naked greed.

Missing from this summary:  Rampant drug use.  (Not to mention nonstop #;%!@?!")!&;?@#!#%&!@#$%^&;*)

What Would Jesus Say About This Latest Christmas Brouhaha?

That it's is all about getting your gifts delivered by Christmas, no matter when they're ordered?

I hardly think so.

Maybe this sounds familiar.


After Carriers Falter, Questions for Web Shopping.  (The New York Times, 12/26/2013)

Dammit!  Christmas just went down the toilet.   Todd Sawicki, an entrepreneur in Seattle, ordered several items from Amazon on Dec. 23 and paid extra to get guaranteed delivery on Christmas Eve. On the 24th, a package arrived via U.P.S. from Amazon, and he figured it was the gifts — Legos for his son, and a bracelet and headphones for his wife. 

Far from it. Inside was a toilet repair valve he had ordered earlier.


Peter's not talking about the kind of gift that's wrapped up in pretty paper.

And finally.....

A big helping of self serving.  At the same time, customers aren’t willing to pay for it. “The thing people care about more than fast shipping is free shipping,” Ms. [Krista] Clark [eMarketer analyst] said.


Paying Dearly for the Privilege at the Copperas Cove Public Library

In some places, unreturned library books can mean jail time. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 12/25/2013)

No package deals.  In Copperas Cove, about 70 miles northwest of Austin, a 2002 ordinance mandates a $200 fine for each library item that goes unreturned 20 days after a written notice is sent demanding its return. If the fine isn’t paid, the municipal court issues a warrant, city spokesman Kevin Keller said. Keller said he didn’t know how many people had been jailed on library-related offenses.

Copperas Cove, Texas.  Code of Ordinances.   Chapter 10 - Library.  (Highlights added.)

Jory Enck arrested for overdue library book.  (Colorado Newsday, 11/1/2013)

It adds up to $200 per item?  Copperas Cove City Municipal Judge Bill Price told KWTX that the law which saw Enck arrested was passed almost four years ago. Its intention was to offset the cost of replacing library materials. 

According to the Christmas Day AP article, Judge, the ordinance was established in 2002.  11 years ago.  D

Copperas Cove, Texas Arrests People For Overdue Library Books. (Opposing Viewpoints, 10/31/2013)

What do the locals think?  However, Copperas Cove residents are opposed to the law that they are forced to live under.

“Universal hatred, nobody wants to get arrested over a library book," added Judge Price. "The other side of that is people that go to our library and can’t have these materials, they’re put out too.” 

Surprisingly, library warrant arrests happen often in the tiny town.

Senator Lindsey Graham on the Perils of Obstructionism

With Health Law Cemented, G.O.P. Debates Next Move.   (The New York Times, 12/26/2013)

(Bold highlight added.)

Photo source:  United States Congress

Background reading
Speakeasy forum: Republican Obstructionism and Gerrymandering.  (CNET,  10/24/2013)
A Complete Timeline of Republican Obstructionism on Budget Negotiations They Are Now Demanding (Part 1).  (Huffington Post, 10/9/2013)
Running On Empty: GOP Obstruction and Government Vacancies.  (Campaign for America's Future, 5/14/2013)
The Republicans’ Unprecedented Obstructionism by the Numbers.  (Crooks and Liars, 10/13/2011)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Carl Leave (1930-2013) Warren High School Class of 1948

Warren Times Observer obituary


1947 Warren High School Dragon yearbook

Sidebar 1:  William Lawhead, pictured next to Carl, was a customer on my Erie Morning News paper route from 1961 to 1965.  So was Mr. Griffin, a math teacher who retired in 1965.

Sidebar 2:  As a parent, I don't think I'd like it if my daughter was described "a girl the boys like to know."

Carl was the 26th most popular baby name for boys in 1930.  (Carl was in the top 30 from 1887 until 1939, a total of 53 years.  Best years:  #22 in 1894 and 1915, the latter year being when my dad Carl was born.)


The #1 song when the class of 1948 graduated.

Barbara Branden's Shelf-Sitter


Barbara Branden, Biographer of Ayn Rand, Dies at 84.  (The New York Times, 12/25/2013)

What it's all about?   Ms. Branden’s biography, “The Passion of Ayn Rand,” published in 1986, four years after Ms. Rand’s death at 77, was a generally admiring portrait. Baring details of a famously guarded √©migr√©’s life, it recounted Ms. Rand’s affluent childhood in Russia, her family’s penury after the Bolshevik Revolution, her self-assurance from an early age about her own greatness, and one revelation that was a bombshell.

LINKcat holdings.  (4 out of a possible 51 library locations.  Doubtless some copies were weeded.)


Book review: Adam Smith Meets Nietzsche. (The New York Times, 7/6/1986)

Damning with faint praise? It is difficult to accord an important place to Ayn Rand either as a novelist or as a thinker. And yet there is something appealing, even a touch of grandeur, about the figure who emerges from Ms. Branden's somewhat tortured account:

Maybe That's the Problem

Babes in a Digital Toyland: Even 3-Year-Olds Get Gadgets. (The New York Times, 12/23/2013)


According to Robin Vos, the Wisconsin Constitution is Inviolable When It Comes to Redistricting

Wisconsin unlikely to see redistricting reform any time soon. (Wisconsin Public Radio News, 12/25/2013)

Photo credit:  Wisconsin State Legislature

On the other hand, everything's okey-dokey when it fits his agenda.

Assembly Joint Resolution 48 (co-sponsored by 26 Republicans)
Proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate the offices of Secretary of State and State Treasurer.

Assembly Joint Resolution 67 (co-sponsored by 26 Republicans)
Proposed constitutional amendment to change how the selection of the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is determined.

Assembly Joint Resolution 79 (co-sponsored by 31 Republicans)
Proposed constitutional amendment, model legislation provided by the American Legislative Exchange Council, to require a supermajority to approve any tax increases.

Christmas Was Not Kind to Scott Walker on Amazon



Other Unintimidated posts:
Climbing into 2014 conversation.  (12/24/2013)
Some Republicans ordering last-minute gifts via Amazon (Drones not ready yet).  (12/24/2013)
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated": 4 weeks of tepid rankings and opposing viewpoints on Amazon.  (12/172013) It's been a roller-coaster sales ride since Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" peaked on its 3rd day of publication.  (12/10/2013) 
Dear V S, Thanks for your fake review of Scott Walker's "Unintimidated".  (12/6/2013)
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" book review parties seem to be over.  (12/6/2013)
"Unintimidated" book reviewers running out of steam?  (12/5/2013)
A variation on a theme: Like little Mighty Mice coming to their hero's rescue.  (12/4/2013)
In one day: Fans of Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to post 115 five-star reviews on Amazon.  (12/3/2013)
Scott Walker's Fans Accuse "Union Thugs" of Writing Fake Reviews of "Unintimidated", Then Do Likewise.  (12/2/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" by roller coaster ride on Amazon.  (11/28/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to peak early on Amazon during first week of book's publication.  (11/26)
On day 6, Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" reverses course, but the bad reviews keep rolling in.  (11/24/2013)
Day 5: Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" experiences that overnight sinking feeling. (11/24/2013) 
Day 4: Scott Walker Unintimidated As his book slowly slip slides away.  (11/23/2013)
On day 3, Scott Walker Unintimidated to tread water.  (11/22/2013)
On day 2, "Unintimidated" Shows Sales Momentum, but Reviews Still Split.  (11/21/2013)
Day one:  Amazon's best-selling books "Unintimidated" by Scott Walker.  (11/19/2013)
Once again, Scott Walker is unintimidated by the facts.  (11/2/2013)
Unintimidated by the facts.  (10/28/2013)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fox News: Going Against the Grain



Whadja expect?

Christmas 1937: Three of the Four Oldest Nelson Cousins


Roger Nyquist

Charles Stark

Richard Nyquist

Related post:
Christmas 1937 in Rockford, Illinois. (12/25/2013)

Christmas 1937 in Rockford, Illinois

76 years ago, my dad was a junior at (Tiny) Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. (He was the youngest of 7 children and the first in his family to attend college.) He received a camera and, I suspect, a 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 black "Kodakphotos" scrapbook as gifts. Probably the only ones he received that year. The heading on page 1 of the scrapbook, which includes descriptions written in white ink: "The first group of photos taken with my Kodak."


(Anyone else think my Aunt Lila looks a little bit like Barbara Stanwyck?)


The Simple Pleasures of Christmas 1990

When a firetruck and helmet was all it took to make a boy happy.



Peering into the Reader's Mind

Or, your mind is an open ebook.

As New Services Track Habits, the E-Books Are Reading You. (The New York Times, 12/24/2013)


Givin' 'em more of what they want. “Many seem to value their books more than their kids. They want anything that might help them reach more readers.”

But really, Trip, do you think the result is going to be better books?

What's popular and what's not at Oyster, a subscription start-up based in New York.  (10,000 books at $9.95 per month.)

Everyone who starts it finishes it.


 
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Big surprise, huh?

Oyster also learned that readers are more likely to finish a book if it has shorter chapters.  (Paging James Patterson.)

Then there's the Sizzler problem.  (You'll have to access the article; it's worth reading in its entirety.)

Other ebook/reading-related posts:
Booksellers hope print is on shoppers' gift lists.  (12/20/2013)
Survey sez: News of the death of print is greatly exaggerated.  (12/9/2013)
Not a Good Year on the Ebook Front for Barnes & Noble.  (11/29/2013)
Tell me again about ebooks ruling the publishing world.  (11/27/2013)
Other ebook market trendspotting confirms latest BISG report .  (11/1/2013)
Book Industry Study Group: "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" (Volume 4, 2013).  (11/1/2013)
Word of the day:  accretive.  (10/21/2013)
Survey sez: 72% of U.S. adults have read at least 1 book during the past 12 months.  (10/8/2013)
For years, many people asked the wrong question about ebooks and print books.  (10/6/2013) 
Ebook Flash Sales Grab Consumers' Attention.  (5/27/2013) 
BookStats 2013: It's not all about ebooks.  (5/15/2013)
Staying ahead of the learning curve.  (4/9/2013)
"Books are dead yet," sez Salon.  (3/21/2013)
Ebooks and the hype of emerging technology.  (1/8/2013)
Based on this column graph, print books are not likely to go away anytime soon.  (1/2/2013)
Printed books still lead ebooks by a significant margin.  (12/28/2012)
Ebook market pauses to take a breath.  (12/25/2012)
Year-to-date book revenues:  Jan-Jul 2011 and Jan-Jul 2012.  (11/1/2012)
Libraries get screwed when it comes to price of and access to ebooks.  (9/10/2012)
Millennials lead the way....to fewer bookstores?  (8/22/2012)
Ebooks sliding down the peak of inflated expectations.  (8/18/2012)
Adult hardcover book sales hold their own, paperbacks sales drop in 1st quarter of 2012.  (6/17/2012)
Library ebook circulation skyrockets @ the Greendale Public Library and throughout Wisconsin.  (5/29/2012)
In so many words:  Libraries will have a place at the table. (4/30/2012)
3M Cloud Library ebook lending service goes beta at select libraries.  (4/28/2012)
Pew Research:  The rise of e-reading, summarized. (4/5/2012)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution attempts to get a handle on the ebook era.  (4/2/2012)
And I quote from "Bringing Up an E-Reader".  (3/29/2012)
The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board weighs in on ebooks and libraries. (3/19/2012)
Carl Zimmer responds to Franzen.  (1/31/2012)
It's only Monday but this is still the best ebook headline of the week.  (1/20/2012)
Jonathan Franzen has something to say about ebooks.  (1/30/2012)
As they have been doing all along, libraries adapt to technology.  (1/29/2012)
Floating an Idea: The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory's Library License.  (1/17/2012) 
Getting in line @ your library for ebooks.  (1/15/2012)
The Post-Christmas ebook sales surge. (1/10/2012)
Honey, we've been 'trying' it.  For years.  (12/25/2011)
Chris Bohjalian on our totemic connection to books.  (12/20/2011)
Hold that bricks-and-mortar bookstore obituary.  (12/13/2011)
Your local public library: The greenest option of all in the ebooks vs. print books debate.  (12/11/2011)
Go directly to Amazon, do not pass library.  (11/3/2011)
Ebooks in U.S. public libraries.  (10/22/2011)
How ebook buyers discover books.  (9/27/2011)
Cookbooks make the transition to digital publishing.  (9/27/2011)
Redefining what an ebook is and who gets to publish it. (9/19/2011)
The L.A.Times on ebooks: An Amazon tablet, push into interactivity. (9/16/2011)
The Economist:  "Great digital expectations".  (9/16/2011)
Lev Grossman presents a short history of the reading device..  (9/6/2011)
Speaking of gadgets, here's the latest iteration of ebooks.  (8/25/2011)
Sounds like another digital divide in the making.  (7/30/2011)
Libraries and ebooks:  Any book, not any time soon.  (6/1/2011)
On the distinction between the book reader and the book owner.  (5/10/2011)
Demand for ebooks grows exponentially in Wisconsin.  (5/2/2011)
Struggling to find an ebook common agenda between libraries and publishers.  (4/5/2011)
Ebooks and libraries:  "The challenges just keep piling up".  (3/28/2011)
Publishers Weekly tracks ebook sales.  (3/18/2011)
Word is getting out:  Ebooks @ your library.  (3/18/2011)
Ebooks continue to gain market share.  (3/17/2011)
Publishers look to bottom line in formulating ebook policies for libraries. (3/15/2011)
News stories on HarperCollins ebook decision go mainstream.  (3/5/2011)
9 years of book sales:  trade and ebook.  (2/17/2011)
Will ebook readers be wooed by Barbara Cartland?  (2/12/2011)
The impact of ebooks on libraries.  (2/11/2011)
OverDrive news release: Library eBook circs up 200% in '10. (1/10/2011)
Mashable: 5 ebook trends that will change the future of publishing. (12/29/2010)
Christmas 2010 the tipping point for ebooks?  (12/24/2010)
Ereader as brown paper bag.  (12/9/2010)
The ebook reader compatibility surprise.  (12/3/2010)
Ereader ownership:  Survey says....  (11/30/2010)
David Carnoy asks, "Does the Kindle pay for itself?" (11/29/2010)
Need to repair that ebook reader?  (11/19/2010)
Who uses an ereader:  Survey says....  (9/22/2010)
Book industry wrestles with print vs. pixels.  (9/2/2010)
Coming soon to a screen near you:  Ads in ebooks.  (8/20/2010)
Ebooks now comprise 8.5% of book sales. (8/12/2010)
Genre paperback publishers drops print.  (8/6/2010)
Ebooks and libraries.  (5/4/2010)
Ebooks eliminate a free form of adversiting:  the book jacket.  (3/31/2010)
Ebooks: another round of false promises?  (3/19/2010)
The skinny on ebooks.  (3/8/2010)
Hardcover vs. ebook:  Breaking down the costs.  (3/1/2010)

Marriott to Marching Ducks: Shake a Tail Feather Out the Door



Hotel Ducks Gone Wild May End Up in Hunters' Sights. (The New York Times, 12/24/2013)

Waddling into the cold, cruel world.  For more than a decade, four hens and a drake have marched twice daily from a marble mallard-size penthouse set up on the Peabody’s roof overlooking the Old State House here, into a glass-enclosed elevator, and through the lobby to splash around in a grand indoor fountain. Then, last spring, the Memphis-based Peabody Hotel Group completed the sale of its Little Rock location to Marriott International Inc., and the ducks took their final waddle.

You can still see the ducks at The Peabody Memphis.  And it sounds as though they're well taken care of.

Plugs, Preferably in Bulk, Needed in Wyoming


Wyoming May Act to Plug Abandoned Wells as Natural Gas Boom Ends. (The New York Times, 12/24/2013)

This boom is over, for now.  Hundreds of abandoned drilling wells dot eastern Wyoming like sagebrush, vestiges of a natural gas boom that has been drying up in recent years as prices have plummeted. 

The companies that once operated the wells have all but vanished into the prairie, many seeking bankruptcy protection and unable to pay the cost of reclaiming the land they leased. Recent estimates have put the number of abandoned drilling operations in Wyoming at more than 1,200, and state officials said several thousand more might soon be orphaned by their operators.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Computerized Nutritional Analysis with a Side of Honey

Photo credit:  Retiring Guy
(Taken on 9/9/2013)

Also Known As the American Legislative Exchange Council's Super-Majority Act

Supermajority Amendment Puts Wisconsin’s Future at Risk. (Wisconsin Budget Project, 12/23/2013)

Courtesy of ALEC.   It’s important to note that Wisconsin legislators have already made it more difficult to raise taxes by approving a statutory change last session requiring tax rate increases to be approved by at least a two-thirds vote in both houses of the legislature.



Other ALEC posts:
Robin Vos believes in selective transparency of the kind advanced by the American Legislative Exchange Council.  (12/24/2013)
Background on the National Conference of State Legislatures for Leah.  (12/12/2013)
ALEC transparency?  Up to a point.  (12/12/2013)
From ALEC to Andre to us: Rep. Jacque (R-DePere) whittles model bill down to the basics.  (9/1/2013)
NRA/ALEC "Docs and Glocks" law finally makes its way to Wisconsin.  (6/18/2013)
Robin Vos, "an ALEC Wisconsin Foot Soldier" (SourceWatch).  (6/13/2013) Pat McCrory Cain't Say "No" to ALEC.. (6/10/2013)
ALEC'd to Death: Wisconsin Republicans Continues to Depend on the Koch Brothers' Playbook. (6/7/2013)
ALEC's State Budget Reform Toolkit: "Asset Sale and Lease Opportunities".  (6/6/2013)
Selling State Properties? It's in the ALEC Playbook.  (5/22/2013)More cookie-cutter legislation from ALEC.  (4/7/2013)
The New York Times Provides an overview of school choice without mentioning ALEC's orchestration.  (3/28/2013)
Selling state properties:  It's in the ALEC toolkit.  (2/17/2013)
Performance funding: They love this stuff at the Lumina Foundation and ALEC. (11/19/2012)
Splashy full-page ad for a movie few want to see.  (9/30/2012)
AT&;T, ALEC have their way with South Carolina legislature.  (7/2/2012)
What the Koch Brothers left under Scott Walker's 2010 Christmas tree.  (6/19/2012)“
….really, what ALEC is, is a bipartisan association of state legislators….” (Wisconsin State Senate version, 4/10/2012)“

For One Week (Marc Thiessen's Puffed Up)

Unintimidated: A conversation with Governor Scott Walker. (American Enterprise Institute, 11/21/2013)

From "Speaker Biographies":  Marc Thiessen.  His book on the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation program, titled “Courting Disaster” (Regnery Press, 2010), was a New York Times bestseller.  

A bestseller?  Yeah, of very modest proportions.

1 week on the best-seller list.  4 weeks on the "Also Selling" list.  Then "Goodbye, Charlie", just like his Walker book after 3 days.  (The New York Times nonfiction print hardcover best-seller list generally includes the top 15 titles.)


Climbing into 2016 Conversation with Book Tour? Looks Like Scott Walker Needs to Write a Sequel.


Never made much of a dent in the Amazon rankings.  




Some Republicans Ordering Last-Minute Gifts via Amazon (Drones Not Ready Yet)

It's only an additional dozen sales per day, though.


And those 5-star "reviews" keep trickling in.



Other Unintimidated posts:
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated": 4 weeks of tepid rankings and opposing viewpoints on Amazon.  (12/172013) It's been a roller-coaster sales ride since Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" peaked on its 3rd day of publication.  (12/10/2013) 
Dear V S, Thanks for your fake review of Scott Walker's "Unintimidated".  (12/6/2013)
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" book review parties seem to be over.  (12/6/2013)
"Unintimidated" book reviewers running out of steam?  (12/5/2013)
A variation on a theme: Like little Mighty Mice coming to their hero's rescue.  (12/4/2013)
In one day: Fans of Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to post 115 five-star reviews on Amazon.  (12/3/2013)
Scott Walker's Fans Accuse "Union Thugs" of Writing Fake Reviews of "Unintimidated", Then Do Likewise.  (12/2/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" by roller coaster ride on Amazon.  (11/28/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to peak early on Amazon during first week of book's publication.  (11/26)
On day 6, Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" reverses course, but the bad reviews keep rolling in.  (11/24/2013)
Day 5: Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" experiences that overnight sinking feeling. (11/24/2013) 
Day 4: Scott Walker Unintimidated As his book slowly slip slides away.  (11/23/2013)
On day 3, Scott Walker Unintimidated to tread water.  (11/22/2013)
On day 2, "Unintimidated" Shows Sales Momentum, but Reviews Still Split.  (11/21/2013)
Day one:  Amazon's best-selling books "Unintimidated" by Scott Walker.  (11/19/2013)
Once again, Scott Walker is unintimidated by the facts.  (11/2/2013)
Unintimidated by the facts.  (10/28/2013)

A Dark Ceiling Tile at the Busy Bee Restaurant in Warren PA 16365

The yellow arrow points to the only remaining ceiling tile from the many years when the restaurant wasn't a smoke-free environment.

Photo credit:  Retiring Guy

Although the Nelson family moved to Warren in August 1957, it wasn't until September 2013 when I made my first visit to The Busy Bee.  Back in the day, it wasn't the type of establishment where a  minister took his family.  In this regard, it was very much like the now-defunct New Yorker, with its martini glass neon sign illuminating the facade.

The Busy Bee's exterior  (Photo credit:  Yelp)