Monthly Archives: March 2006


I recently found these pictures I took a couple of years ago at the 20th Century Club on Lansdowne Avenue, near Scottdale Road.  I photographed the auditorium unobtrusively from the back while a meeting of some sort was going on.  … Continue reading

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Italian Fathers

East Lansdowne in the 1940s was a working-class town with many first generation Armenian and Italian immigrants.  Many of my classmates’ parents spoke with a thick accent and enforced strict old-country rules at home. The Italian fathers had one talent that amazed … Continue reading

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John Updike

My sister was the literary one, editor of The Garnet and Gray.  As early as high school she subscribed to The New Yorker magazine, and I have also had the habit for most of my adult life.  From this, I … Continue reading

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