Monthly Archives: March 2018

Entry 748: Adventures With My Mother, Part II

In my previous post, I invited you to join me on an action-packed visit with my 90-year-old mother. I urge you to read that first so you’ll get all the jokes in this post. We now pick up the adventure as … Continue reading

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Entry 747: Adventures With My Mother, Part I

Mark’s Note: You may think that this post and the next tastelessly make fun of the elderly and dementia-ridden, and perhaps you’re right. But my mother knows her mind is gone, and she would like to be permitted to die, … Continue reading

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Entry 746: Wait Until You See How Lost Your Bags Can Get on This Trip

I don’t have a bucket list. I can’t think of anything that I absolutely must do before I die, except maybe catch up to the current season of Homeland, a show my wife and I have been watching on Hulu … Continue reading

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Entry 745: Definitely Not Where the Soup Nazi Works

Depending on which research you believe, 60% of new restaurants close within the first year of business. Or 90% do. Or 17% do. The point is, restaurants are risky businesses. And also, researchers make stuff up. There are so many … Continue reading

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Entry 744: What Grandfather Remembers

Regarding the title of this post, when the grandfather is me, the content of this piece could be a blank page. But let me back up a bit. For Christmas, our pregnant daughter Casey gave my wife Barbara and me … Continue reading

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Entry 743: So A Rabbi, Elon Musk and Alexa Walk into a Bar . . .

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a lot in common with the Tesla guy Elon Musk. I’m a bit short of his net worth, for instance, by six or seven zeroes (I’m not sure which, because … Continue reading

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Entry 742: What Were They Thinking?

A number of stories have caught my attention recently that caused me to ask the title of this post. For instance . . . A Solution for Bad Behavior in School Bathrooms. St. Mary’s College, a Catholic school in England, … Continue reading

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Entry 741: The Dark Side

Recently, a postal worker on Long Island was arrested for stealing credit cards. “He was activating them,” said the reporter on the local news, “using cardholders’ personal information which he purchased with Bitcoin on the dark web.” What struck me … Continue reading

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