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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