Monthly Archives: October 2010

Government In My Kitchen

As the elections approach, I am happy to see a growing awareness of government intervention in our day-to-day lives, although whatever they do has less effect on me at my age.  About fifteen years ago, in those simpler times, I … Continue reading

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Christie’s

For those of you nostalgic for Christie’s, the restaurant that in our high school years was at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Route 202, act fast and you can buy the site.  It is up for sale.  But you … Continue reading

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I Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates

There is a new advertisement on TV, an eye-catching cute one with something like a six-month-old baby in what I think is called a walker, one of those round thingies on wheels where they sit in the center and push … Continue reading

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The Last Reunion

The October 16 issue of the Wall Street Journal had an Opinion article The Last Reunion by a 1946 grammar school graduate that has lessons in it for us, but, other than digging it out of your local library, there … Continue reading

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What am I? Chopped Liver?

I’ve noticed a recent trend in advertising to portray people as very busy, and they talk to us over their shoulder as they continue to do something much more important.  I guess this is supposed to make them seem more … Continue reading

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Letters from Alice

The previous posting mentioned Sonoko’s half-sister, Alice, who contracted TB in the Manzanar Japanese-American internment camp and died shortly after her release.  Here are her letters to Sonoko, including the poignant final one as she was preparing to leave in … Continue reading

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Japanese-Americans: Sonoko’s Story

When I was first dating my wife in 1959, we attracted a lot of stares, not out of hostility, but of curiosity.  The country was far different then, and most Americans had never seen an Asian.  They usually assumed she … Continue reading

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