Monthly Archives: August 2018

Entry 793: Women’s Work

I’ve done Labor Day posts before, but this year, with the #metoo and Time’s Up movements going on, I thought I’d do much more work than I usually do for this blog and put together a photo history of women … Continue reading

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Entry 792: Phony Funnies

I would like to take a moment to stop a new type of entertainment in its tracks. And, no, I’m not talking about harmonica playing on commuter trains. First some background: We live in the suburbs. The area has dozens … Continue reading

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Entry 791: Highlight Reel

If everyone had a lifetime sports highlight reel, you could probably play mine during the commercial break of someone else’s. There would be five plays on it: 1. About 1962, Queens, NY. I’m eight years old, playing center field on … Continue reading

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Entry 790: My Best Friend, Rob Schneider

I hope you won’t think that I’m a name-dropper, but Rob Schneider is a good friend of mine. Yes, that Rob Schneider. The guy who sat next to the copy machine on Saturday Night Live in one of the show’s … Continue reading

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Entry 789: The Latest Space News

So a funny thing happened on Cassini’s way to crashing into Saturn. Two quick things about that opening sentence: first, I don’t know why NASA named an unmanned spacecraft after a 1960’s fashion designer. Second, I’m pretty sure Cassini was … Continue reading

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Entry 788: Trump the Coin

So I was reading the New York Post the other day, as I do every day, because I enjoy how the paper demonstrates its journalistic integrity in each issue by displaying large photographs of models in bikinis next to articles … Continue reading

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Entry 787: Proud Grumps

I thought I’d bring my regular readers up to date on my granddaughter’s accomplishments. Sydney turned 11 yesterday, and I’m sorry to say that she is not yet reading on a first grade level, and she has not taken up … Continue reading

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