Monthly Archives: March 2009


I have just sent off my tax forms and am basking in the afterglow of accomplishment.  In Delaware, we have a state income tax based on the federal tax, so we have to do that one first, transfer a few … Continue reading

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The Italian Market, South Street, and Fred Weinstein

Yesterday was a perfect spring day and a gift to be enjoyed, so I set out determined to find Philadelphia’s Italian Market where I had never been before. This area always sounded interesting, but I was never clear on how … Continue reading

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John Updike On Life’s Cast Of Characters

John Updike (cf: blog of 3/5/06) died January 27 and the New Yorker recently published his last poetry written as late as December 22.  I was struck by the line, “Dear friends of childhood, classmates, thank you, scant hundred of … Continue reading

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Romance In Song

On last night’s American Idol, guest singing star Kelly Clarkson sung her new song titled — I kid you not — “My Life Would Suck Without You.”  That line gets repeated over and over in the chorus. Ah, spring is … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs and Coffee

About the time of our high school years, there was a tiny diner on a triangular piece of land at the corner of Long Lane and Marshall Road, across from the huge gas storage tank.  And it was very tiny, … Continue reading

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