Monthly Archives: May 2009

Roger People

Early in our married years, my wife often used a curious phrase that I discounted as Japanese-American pidgin English.  She would say things like, “Masa people will be at my mother’s next Saturday,” meaning her brother, Masa, and people associated … Continue reading

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The Penn Relays—Being There

The SEPTA platform at the University City station is almost empty, but climbing the steps to South Street beside Franklin Field leads us into chaos: crowds of high school girls in track suits heading determinedly for god-knows-where, frantic coaches trying … Continue reading

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Sleep Intervals

I was talking to a pleasant woman recently who celebrated her 50th high school reunion just last year.  She said she has trouble sleeping and rarely sleeps the night through.  She typically wakes up after only a few hours, then … Continue reading

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