Monthly Archives: May 2015

Baltimore Pike

Nat King Cole sang about getting your kicks on Route 66, but we found our kicks on Route 1, the Baltimore Pike.  (My song suggestions: Have a ton of fun/You son-of-a-gun/ On Route 1.  Or, Find all you like/As you … Continue reading

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The Triggered Generation

“The Trigger-Happy Generation” by Peggy Noonan. The Wall Street Journal, 5/23/2015 Those kids that grew up in a cocoon, coddled and protected physically: bicycle helmets, school buses that stop traffic in both directions as they get off, school environments free … Continue reading

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AtTheShore.com

AtTheShore.com (see posting Potpourri-4, 4/29/2015) has become my go-to site when I have a few moments to kill or I have given up on TV. It now has 46 live cams in Ocean City, NJ, 8 in Sea Isle City, … Continue reading

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Airline Etiquette

“The Rules for Packed Planes” by Scott McCartney. The Wall Street Journal, 5/21/2015. Record numbers of airline travelers are expected this summer to board ever more confining planes, and this is sure to result in more complaints and increasing “airline … Continue reading

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Runner’s Toenail

Runners have a frequent problem:  a toenail will catch on the end of the sock as the sock pulls up and over the top of the instep from the running motion.  A shoe that is too short can do the … Continue reading

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Keynesian Economics 101

[With a title like this, you are probably the only reader, so press on.] Up to the depression of the 1930s, experts thought occasional recessions were an inevitable effect of the normal fluctuation of the economy, so the best action … Continue reading

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The Decline of TV

“Cable TV Speeds Up Shows to Squeeze In More Ads” by Joe Flint. The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/2015. A TV viewer was watching the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz” when he noticed the Munchkins’ voices were unusually high, more … Continue reading

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