Robert Ringer Archives


The Most Irrational Fear

Posted on April 3, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (25)

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A friend of mine recently told me that she cancelled a cross-country flight she had planned weeks in advance because of the Malaysia Airlines mystery.  She was afraid that the now famous flight 370 had been hijacked by terrorists and might be used as a weapon. Was her fear irrational?  Probably so, but let’s be […]

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One Cyber Brick at a Time

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (17)

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At any given point in time, most people assume, at least subconsciously, that the world is static.  Big mistake.  Do you remember when it seemed as though … No one could possibly rival Sears … until Walmart came along? No one could possibly rival Waldenbooks … until Barnes & Noble came along? No one could […]

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Behind Closed Doors

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (33)

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There is much truth to the axiom “No one knows what goes on behind closed doors.”  Why do we assume that people in high positions lead charmed lives?  Lacking perfection ourselves, I believe we have a psychic need for perfection in important people. From O.J. Simpson to Aaron Hernandez … from Paris Hilton to Justin […]

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The Adventures of Surfer-Dude

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)

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So many wannabes manage to grab their fifteen minutes of fame, only to quickly (and mercifully) disappear from the public eye.  But not so with San Diego Surfer-Dude (real name Jason Greenslate) who, thanks to the desperate-for-content news media, seems determined to stay in the public eye for as long as the welfare state is […]

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Can Niceness and Firmness Coexist?

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (14)

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Tony Dungy has always fascinated me, so I’m looking forward to reading his new book, Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles.  As you are probably aware, Dungy gained national attention when he became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl — in 2007, with the Indianapolis Colts. Rarely does […]

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Happy Birthday, Robby

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (53)

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The day Robert J. Ringer, Jr. was born was one of those handful of joyous times that stay with you all your life. Millions of men would like to have a son, but, for one reason or another, it didn’t happen for them. That’s why I consider myself to be extraordinarily blessed, because I ended […]

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Let the Good Times Roll

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (15)

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Some years ago, a guy by the name of Stephen Wilkinson thought he had won a $102,000 jackpot on a twenty-five-cent Wheel of Fortune at a Philadelphia Park Casino slot machine.  “Not so fast, Stevo baby,” said the casino’s management, who insisted it was all a big mistake — a “communication error.” The casino explained […]

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Left to Wonder

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (20)

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When I was a teenager, one of my good friends was Gary Nathan.  Gary was one of those kids who was the target of the school’s taunters and teasers.  Even nice guys threw barbs at him, but he took it all in a good-natured way. I probably teased Gary myself on occasion … I honestly […]

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Your Hidden Genius

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (20)

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I’ve had an emotional attachment to Sylvester Stallone and his Rocky films since 1977.  It all began when one of my secretaries told me she had seen a movie over the weekend that was a “must see” for me.  She went on to say that Sylvester Stallone’s success with his first Rocky film closely paralleled […]

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Snowstorms and Unemployment

Posted on February 16, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (40)

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Isn’t is remarkable that vote-hungry politicians continue their never-ending extensions of unemployment benefits, even though these benefits, like minimum-wage laws, actually cause unemployment? The fact is that when many people say they can’t find a job, what they really mean is they can’t find the job they want, at the wage they want, under the […]

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