Goodbye, Mr. Kishore (and How to Get to Charlottesville For the Funeral If You Can’t Afford a Plane Ticket)

Getting the news Friday that one of my favorite high school teachers had passed was tough. Really tough. Quit cutting those damn onions tough.   Although I had received the news that he wasn’t eligible for exploratory treatment which consequently meant that he had run out of medical options, I didn’t completely take that to heart.…

The College World Series Pity Party

I’m headed to Omaha, Nebraska tomorrow night for the 2013 College World Series, and I’m excited. Friends, family, seeing a new city, rooting for UVa baseball to win their first CWS…. Ok, UVa had 50 wins this year and completely outperformed expectations, so congrats to the ‘Hoos and to their vanquishers, Mississippi State, but I’m still disappointed. Anytime a…

New Benefit of Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Credit Card – Starting June 1st

The Chase Explorer card is getting a new benefit starting June 1st – no more foreign transaction fees, as they helpfully explain in the email, below: This is an ancillary benefit – in other words, it’s not one of the primary reasons to apply for the card. Here’s why – Chase charges 3% on each foreign transaction and…