Legal Tender

Legal tender laws state that private merchants of goods and services must accept the government bills of our credit – in our case, American dollars. The history of those laws, as well as what they do to money, it explained very well in this week’s lecture of the week. If you skip all but one…


Sunday Song(s)

There was no Christmas post, so consider this a mid-week post!


Glen Hansard – Cry Me A River

Mandy Moore – Umbrella

Jenny Owen Youngs – Hot in Here

Inappropriate? Yes. Hilarious? Absolutely.

Futility Closet!

One of the better sites on the internet for trivia and random snippets of info comes now with some useful German words that you might learn when English won’t suffice: Feierabend: a festive frame of mind at the end of a working day Drachenfutter: (“dragon fodder”) a peace offering to a wife from a guilty…