THE BIG PICTURE |
Updated: 08-Apr-13 Analysis of major issues impacting the financial markets.
A Phantom Menace My son, who will be seven next month, is big into Star Wars right now. Like Jabba the Hutt big. He knows way more about the Star Wars trilogy I grew up with than I ever did and he can easily pull Jedi mind tricks on me with his knowledge of the prequel trilogy. In an effort to foster his love of that timeless series and, more importantly, to help nurture the right side of his brain, my wife and I have bought him a number of Star Wars puzzles. Most are traditional puzzles, but the latest arrival is a really cool 3D puzzle set with eight different scenes spanning both trilogies. He was eager to get going on the 3D set, but true to form for kids his age left to their own puzzle-making devices, he mixed up the puzzle pieces in his hurried quest to put each scene together. Now, the puzzle pieces aren't fitting like they should and some scenes sit incomplete waiting for the correct pieces to fall into place. In considering the need to sort through the mixed-up puzzle pieces at...
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