Author Archives: markhal

Entry 919: Return to the City of the Dead

Well, it’s that most wonderful time of the year and so, in keeping with the tradition of this blog, I’m doing a post about death. One of the more depressing aspects of being 65 years old, right after being unable … Continue reading

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Entry 918: If I Had a Hammacher . . .

This is the post where I tell you all about the stuff in the Hammacher Schlemmer Holiday Catalog! For those of you unfamiliar with HS (or with my previous posts about it), it’s the company that “Guarantees the Best, the … Continue reading

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Entry 917: Cash Poor

So I accompanied my daughter Casey and granddaughter Sydney to a fall festival that was being held at a local nature center. That is when I discovered that neither woman carries any cash. This was understandable for Syd, who is … Continue reading

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Entry 916: Thanks for Nothing

Because of circumstances that I cannot reveal,* we could not have certain people that we love dearly join us for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. So we had our big family dinner last Sunday and, let me tell you, Fakesgiving is the … Continue reading

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Entry 915: As Easy as L, M, N

I woke up one morning recently to find, much to my surprise, that the internet was working. This was shocking because people–usually powerful women–are always breaking the internet. Halle Berry, for instance, is so strong she broke the internet using … Continue reading

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Entry 914: Mild Kingdom

Way back in the days when people used to watch TV on television sets, there was a show called Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Basically it was nature documentaries interspersed with commercials for insurance. We watched it because we didn’t … Continue reading

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Entry 913: Total Non Recall

We are all familiar with the question first proposed in the year 1710 by the philosopher George Berkeley in his seminal work, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge: “But, say you, surely there is nothing easier than for … Continue reading

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