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The New Normal

Scenes from the Delaware River at Lardner’s Point in Philadelphia, Pa. Got my stimulus check in the mail yesterday. Twelve hundred bucks is a nice chunk of change to use for whatever, but most who received it will be depositing … Continue reading

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Lent’s Over: It’s OK for Me to Complain Again

Into Week Five of socially distanced isolation, my normally easy-going temperament has become a bit edgy, lacking in patience for ordinary idiosyncrasies that otherwise are overlooked or tolerated. Back in 2000, I had posted about being housebound for a period … Continue reading

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Time Warp

Yesterday, the 22nd, was the 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. For kids today, that far back must seem like McKinley’s 1901 assassination did for me. It was a Friday afternoon in 1963. … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

The following are just a few things about which I’ve been wondering: Is it still taboo to end a sentence with a preposition in formal writing? If not, allow me to change the thesis sentence for this essay to: The … Continue reading

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Those Were the Days

Times have changed, at least for those who are over the age of forty, born in the late ’70s. That’s when talk of the Internet began with terms like “Surfing the Net,” or “Computer Viruses.” I couldn’t help but envision … Continue reading

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Dabbling in Poetry Again

A pre-spring thaw lasted for a couple of days, melting all the snow away; But as I write these words of wit, below-freezing temps returned for a bit, To stay until Tuesday, when a high of forty-three (6°C) is what … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Procrastination

Tomorrow is the last day of June 2016, on which my car’s inspection sticker expires. Not to worry, there’s Zen in my procrastinating. I’m actually going to wait one more day until Friday, the 1st of July, to get the … Continue reading

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Ode to Muhammad Ali and Drinking Too Much Coffee

Ode to Muhammad Ali and Drinking Too Much Coffee Listening to the radio on a cold, February night in 1964, my uncle and I drank a sea of coffee, feeling quite raucous, sitting in chairs on his tiny, cluttered, living-room … Continue reading

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The 2016 Addendum to a Twenty-year-old Tradition

Twenty years ago, I wrote a Memorial Day tribute on the Internet that brought me and the reader back to watching the six-o’clock news on TV during the Vietnam era. The daily war-count was delivered nightly as if we were … Continue reading

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Nutty Kids’ Rhymes Put to Music

Having the weird, demented minds of typical teenagers with too much time on their hands, my rowdy band of degenerates and I made up deranged, little rhymes, while trying to outdo each other with the grossest and most insane jingles, … Continue reading

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