High Kick

The Rules of High Kick: Teams receive 2 points for scoring the ball (a soccer ball) through an upright goal, and 3 points for scoring the ball from behind the 3-point line No players are allowed to touch the ball with their hands, except for goalies The upright goal is defended by a trampoline-goalie, whoContinue reading “High Kick”



Rules of Gunslinger: All players wear roller skates, except for goalies Players can use a tennis racket or a hockey stick, and can switch back and forth between the two at will, either by going to their bench to swap utensils or by going to their bench to substitute players Each team is allowed one Lone GunslingerContinue reading “Gunslinger”

Tesla’s Stone of Triumph

Tesla’s stock price rose sevenfold in 2020. It is now the fifth highest valued American company and by far the world’s highest valued car company.   Whether or not this market valuation is warranted, Tesla’s cars have a snag: their battery packs weigh ~1200 pounds. That’s a lot of weight that each Tesla Model SContinue reading “Tesla’s Stone of Triumph”

The Whole Winter Rental Car

It seemed a few years ago that car-sharing services like Zipcar or Car2Go might catch on. But it turns out people don’t really like driving cars that strangers have used before them. Plus, it’s expensive for car-sharing companies to ensure that cars are kept clean and accessible. In cold, suburban areas especially – in otherContinue reading “The Whole Winter Rental Car”

On Big Z

Even in the most congenial divorce, the division of assets can hurt. When the Czechoslovakian men’s hockey team split after the country’s Velvet divorce in 1993, it was the Czech who ended up with most of the family fortune. With stars like Jaromir Jagr (second only to Gretzky in NHL career scoring) and Dominik Hasek (arguably the bestContinue reading “On Big Z”