Monthly Archives: October 2011

Entry 67: Conspiracy Theory

I’ve always firmly believed that JFK was assassinated by a covert consortium funded by the mafia, planned by the CIA, armed by Communists, and executed by aliens who have, for six centuries, been plotting an invasion that will occur immediately … Continue reading

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Entry 67: Please Don’t Read This

I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but our new home is UNPROTECTED. The previous owners had an advanced monitoring system with keypads all over the house (except, strangely, near the front door), and a closed-circuit TV camera in the … Continue reading

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Entry 66: Law & Order: Stamford

As someone who lived in New York City for about 32 years, I can tell you that Stamford has to start getting serious about crime. By that, I don’t mean “serious” as in “tough.” I mean “serious” as in the … Continue reading

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Entry 65: Occupy This!

I promise I’ll get back on topic in a moment, but first, bear with me while I get something off my chest. You may have heard about all these people gathered down by Wall Street. These are people presumably without … Continue reading

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Entry 64: The Passed Menagerie

About 20 years ago, we were driving home to Westchester on the Merritt Parkway after visiting friends in Wilton. Or maybe it was Weston. Or Westport. Anyway, it was dusk and suddenly our car was blasted by a sniper rifle. … Continue reading

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Entry 63: Our Table’s Waiting

We’re on our fifth or sixth dining room table since we moved into the new house. Fortunately, we haven’t actually purchased any of these tables, or we’d no longer have a living room. We’d just have one huge space filled … Continue reading

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Entry 62: House of Mysteries

One day during the summer, we found a dead mouse in our driveway. The cause of death was not immediately evident, and certainly no autopsy was imminent, unless there was a nearby high school biology class in search of corpses. … Continue reading

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Entry 61: Mutual of Stamford’s Wild Kingdom

We have a lot of birds at our new home. Well, we don’t have them exactly; they aren’t ours. But they like to hang out in all the trees behind our house. At least I think they do. What I … Continue reading

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Entry 60: Eek!

Evidently, we have a mouse problem. Actually, what we really have is a daughter problem. Our daughter Casey, who lives downstairs, screams bloody murder when she sees a mouse, and it’s annoying as hell. It’s not like we’re inundated or … Continue reading

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Entry 59: Amazing Archaeological Finds Uncovered While Opening Boxes

As you can see from the photos, we now have counters in the kitchen. (Also note the beautiful, handy-assembled stools–see last post). Having counters means we can no longer see directly into the top drawers of the cabinets. It also … Continue reading

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