Monthly Archives: February 2015

Comma Wars From a Toe Checker

“Holy Writ” by Mary Norris. The New Yorker, 2/23/2015. From humble beginnings as a toe checker, Mary Norris became a long-time copy editor at The New Yorker. In times that I remember well, her first job at age 15 was … Continue reading

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Punctuality, And Lack Thereof

“Better Late Than . . . No, Just Better Late,” by Joe Queenan. The Wall Street Journal, 2/21/2015. My wonderful wife is always on time, never, never late, even if it means driving around the block several times before  a … Continue reading

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The Fountain of Youth

A few women in our Senior Center stand out because they look so amazingly young. They must be in their 70s, but could easily pass for 50. My “Ah-ha” moment came after a conversation with one of them. As we … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Ideal Age

For a long time, I proclaimed the ideal age for a woman is in her early 30s. They are still attractive and know their place in life, know their likes and dislikes, are more aware, more interesting. But I said … Continue reading

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Potpourri

A distinguished cardiac surgeon about to retire decided to write a book on the history of medicine. He asked an author friend if she had any tips for him.  “Sure, I’ll be glad to help,” she said.  “I’m about to … Continue reading

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Fecal Transplants

“The Excrement Experiment” by Emily Eakin. The New Yorker, December 1, 2014. Crohn’s disease is a nasty, chronic inflammatory bowel disease that destroys the lining of the digestive tract. It is an autoimmune disease. As many as seven hundred thousand … Continue reading

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Ocean City Webcams

New, HD, full-screen, live webcams have begun for Ocean City, Atlantic City, Margate, Sea Isle City, Avalon, and Cape May, over 30 cameras in all, and most of them are in Ocean City. It looks like the work is still … Continue reading

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