Monthly Archives: March 2013

Entry 217: The Dangers of High School

Have I ever mentioned my high school football injury? It was 1971 and I was a junior at John Adams High School* in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, possibly one of the few public high schools in the country that … Continue reading

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Entry 216: Developing Story

We all have–or have seen–embarrassing pictures of ourselves in a bathtub. For most of us, those photos were taken when we were small children. For you others…well, you know who you are, and, if you’re not careful where you post … Continue reading

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Entry 215: Happy Family (Not the Chinese Dish)

I’m a little embarrassed to say this, but I read Parade magazine most weekends. I only read it because it comes with our Sunday New York Post, which I’m also a little embarrassed that I read. (Any entity that calls … Continue reading

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Entry 214: This is Your Brain on Crush

I hate to have to “out” her in public like this,* but my wife Barbara is an addict. Her addiction actually began years ago with something called Bejeweled, which is clearly a gateway game, a stepping stone to the hard … Continue reading

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Entry 213: Rose-Colored Half Empty Glasses

Well, I’m afraid I have more bad news for all you pessimists out there. A new study has revealed that people with a negative view of life tend to live longer than folks who think everything will work out all … Continue reading

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Entry 212: Lee Harvey Oswald Slept Here

It is fairly safe to say that the city of Irving, Texas is not known for its museums. As far as I can tell, it has three. One is called “The Mustangs of Las Colinas,” billed as “one of the … Continue reading

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Entry 211: Something Fishy

Clearly we have a fish problem. A couple of posts ago, I wrote about fish like the Patagonian toothfish, which has infiltrated our society under an alias (Chilean sea bass) and tilapia, which is being unnaturally farmed with the help … Continue reading

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Entry 210: No New Food, Part II

In my previous post, I ranted about new food that’s all over the place now, but that you never heard of when we were growing up.  Like Chilean sea bass and haricot verts. Here’s what prompted my rage against this cuisine: my daughter … Continue reading

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Entry 209: No New Food, Part I

Welcome to my two part series about new food. Please have a roll of Tums ready before reading. I’m not a big fan of new food. My philosophy is this: if it didn’t exist when I was a kid, I … Continue reading

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