Parents Drop the MikeMay 13th, 2017 at 10:37:13 am
I made the front page of the May 13-14, 2017 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal. As usual, it was for the project I initiated with at the Social Security Administration to track the most popular baby names. I was the first to publish such lists that were based on a nationwide sampling. The whole thing became an accidental claim to fame.
This article focuses on the demise of the name Michael and my roll in it. For those of you with an online subscription to the Wall Street Journal, the online article can be found here. For those without one, here are links to scans of the print article:
New Parents Don't Like Mike -- page 1
New Parents Don't Like Mike -- page 2
For those who prefer the online version, which includes a lot of Michael pictures, including mine, it ran with a different name:
Parents Drop the Mike-- page 1
Parents Drop the Mike-- page 2
Parents Drop the Mike-- page 3
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Finally, I'm proud to have my dotted image in the WSJ, even if it make only the online version.
Mindy CohnMay 30th, 2014 at 9:47:59 am
Normally I'm not one to remember dreams, but last night I thought I woke up around 3 AM, as I often do, went downstairs to dink around on the Internet, and read that Mindy Cohn died. It seemed very realistic, as I read reports of her death online. Then I went here to write about my thoughts on Mindy and the Facts of Life in general. Finally, I finished and went back to sleep.
When I got up I went to check on comments about my personal obituary for Mindy and didn't see that I wrote anything. I Googled her name and she seems to be alive and well. Obviously, I must have dreamed that I woke up and did everything I just wrote about. Very odd. Maybe remnants of feelings over my father's recent death. However, it is strange I would dream about Mindy. Although I will take anybody on in Facts of Life trivia, I never especially identified with Mindy's character Natalie.
I welcome the psychoanalysts of the forum to provide their own interpretation.
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