Monthly Archives: April 2009

Publisher’s Weekly

Early on in my working career, our company library would circulate magazines and professional journals of company interest to any employee who requested them.  One of these was Publisher’s Weekly, hardly critical to our company’s interest, but the library staff … Continue reading

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Ocean City Cam

The web cam directed at the Music Pier on the Ocean City boardwalk is back up and running (it shuts down over the winter).  The view is exactly where we will be meeting for our mini-reunion at 2 PM, June … Continue reading

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Books By the Foot

A small ad in the New Yorker caught my eye: “Booksbythefoot.com.  Dozens of styles for Interior Designers and Book Lovers.  Starting at $6.99 per foot.” So, I went to their web site, and, sure enough, you can fill your empty … Continue reading

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is an ancient instruction manual read aloud by a Buddhist lama to a dying believer.  It tells them how to prepare for the coming change in their existence, how to accept it, even embrace … Continue reading

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Flickr’s Obituary

Flickr threw a rock through my window with a note, “Send us $25 or you will never see your photos again.” For the past few years I have posted our old high school photos on the Flickr web site along … Continue reading

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The Penn Relays

I have my ticket for the Penn Relays for Thursday, April 23.  I have never been there, and I am looking forward to it.  In the past, it always conflicted with vacation plans, and then there were several years where … Continue reading

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The Queen and the Obamas

There have been several pictures on TV recently of the Queen of England standing between Barack and Michelle.  We know they are willowy tall and unusually vigorous, but, still, the queen suddenly looks tiny and very old. The trouble is, … Continue reading

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