Monthly Archives: April 2018

Entry 757: Going Solo

The teaser said “11 Jobs to Avoid If You Prefer to Work Alone.” I’ve been working alone now for almost three decades. Well, not alone alone; I do have to communicate by phone and email with other people, and my … Continue reading

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Entry 756: Dead Brain

So a study at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine has found that people have a sudden burst of brain activity at the exact moment they die. These findings seem to confirm the results of a previous study with … Continue reading

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Entry 755: The Legion of Baby Boomers

With the new Avengers movie coming out, it got me to thinking about how much I enjoyed comic books as a kid. This was before there were dedicated comic book emporiums.  Back then, you’d just go to the local all-purpose … Continue reading

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Entry 754: Please Be Seated

When I began this blog back in 2011, it was about becoming a homeowner for the first time in my late fifties (hence the name, “The Upsizers”). If you were reading back then, you would have quickly realized that I … Continue reading

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Entry 753: The No Tipping Point

My wife Barbara recently dined at a restaurant called Blue Hill. It’s not the type of place she’d usually go to, at least not with me, because she knows how I feel about foo foo food. If you’re a regular … Continue reading

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Entry 752: Prenatal Nuts

As regular readers know, my daughter Casey is pregnant. My wife Barbara and I will welcome a granddaughter into our lives on May 25th, if Barbara and Casey don’t kill each other first. You see, there have been some disagreements. … Continue reading

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Entry 751: Guest Post from My Daughter to Hers

Mark’s Note: While I have had “guest posts” in the past, this one was really written by someone else, my daughter Casey, who is due to give birth in May. She keeps a diary which she one day intends to … Continue reading

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BONUS POST: I’m Live Streaming This

I’m live streaming this post, actually writing it while I’m watching a baseball game in a whole new way. So I apologize in advance for typos. Today is the first of Major League Baseball’s games streamed live over Facebook Watch … Continue reading

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Entry 750: Did Anyone Hear the Cosmic Rooster?

Hey there, boys and girls, it’s Mr. Sciencemoron, back again with big news from the world of astronomy. Scientists have found radio signals from very far away that either suggest the universe formed about 180 million years after the big … Continue reading

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Entry 749: Modern Maternity

Regular readers of this blog know that our daughter Casey is pregnant. She is also a millennial, and millennials have ideas about parenting that are in conflict with past generations–all past generations. It’s a wonder there are any millennials, what with … Continue reading

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