Monthly Archives: July 2015

Class Division On the Ocean City Boardwalk

Now that I can watch webcams on the Ocean City boardwalk anytime of the day or night, I can analyze the people, and they are just not as interesting as I remember. Certainly the girls are not as hot.  Their … Continue reading

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A Home On the Water

The TV program Beachfront Bargain Hunt shows couples examining three properties, then deciding on which one to buy. “So which house did you chose?” finally asks the realtor as they fade into commercial. I am surprised by how much the … Continue reading

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Pickles and Married Couples’ Jokes

Pickles is my favorite cartoon. How could it not be? It is about Earl and Opal Pickles, in their seventies, and the observations by cartoonist Brian Crane are always spot-on. Minor characters are grandson Nelson (once the age of my … Continue reading

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Insomnia

“You May Be Getting More Sleep Than You Think” by Andrea Peterson. The Wall Street Journal, 7/14/2015. This article caught my attention because, frankly, it agrees with my theory. Many times, I have tossed and turned and looked at the … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom Poisoning

“Health & Wellness” by Ann Lukits. The Wall Street Journal, 7/14/2015. Foraging for wild mushrooms is popular in many countries, but not at my house, not even at Trader Joe’s. I consider fungus as something that grows on your feet, … Continue reading

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The Tale of Genji

“The Sensualist” by Ian Buruma. The New Yorker, 7/20/2015. I read a translation of the Japanese “The Tale of Genji” back in the 1960s when I was first enamored with all things Japanese, including my new wife of Japanese descent. … Continue reading

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Trouble With the IRS

I know, listening to someone else’s tax problems is like listening to an insurance salesman, but my problems are over, and I am only presenting this as an example of the sad state of the federal government that we could … Continue reading

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