Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lansdowne’s Owen House and Sycamore Tree Park

I was reading an early post of May 28, 2007, where I mention the historic Mary Owen House, first built in 1732, and Sycamore Tree Park that preserves a huge sycamore. At the time, I knew nothing about them, but … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully According To Cicero

“Notable & Quotable: Cicero on Growing Old” (Taken from a new translation by Philip Freeman in “How to Grow Old”). The Wall Street Journal, 4/4/2016. Cicero (106–43 BC) is quoting an imaginary conversation between Scipio and Cato, but we all … Continue reading

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A Second Career

Ta-da! I am employed again, only temporarily, but that is fine because I am temporary, too. I am working as one of those people you see in the TV political commercials scurrying behind and listening intently to the local politician … Continue reading

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Still Going Sockless

The Wall Street Journal, 3/5/2016. Ralph Lauren ad, page A5. In this ad, the model identified as Andrew Lauren, son of Ralph Lauren, is shown sitting on a single-speed, coaster-brake bicycle with a wooden handlebar, but no fenders. I know … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and Jesse Ventura

(This is not a political blog, so feel free to skip this posting and anything like it. A political posting here is only an occasional aberration, and you won’t miss much. Politics does not hold that much interest for me, … Continue reading

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The Zombies All Around Us (But Not Kathy Orr)

“The Living Dead and the Deadly Living,” by Joe Queenan. The Wall Street Journal, 2/20/2016. “I do not share my countrymen’s fear of zombies. This may be because I grew up in a section of North Philadelphia where no zombie … Continue reading

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