Monthly Archives: February 2019

Auntie and Her Shimmy

This title is deceiving. There was nothing provocative about Auntie, not even her shimmy. She was no Auntie Mame. The Auntie I mean was my spinster great aunt, Florence Price, who lived in an upstairs back room of my grandparents … Continue reading

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Jean Shepherd’s Creeping Meatballism And the Night People

I pick a can of Coke from the refrigerator and printed on one entire side is “Share a Coke with your BFF.” Okay, maybe that idea was first presented at some ad agency meeting when “BFF” was a hip word … Continue reading

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Walking In the Street

I have always been surprised to see people in my neighborhood walking in the street when the sidewalk is available just a few steps away. We have many walkers. Some drive from other neighborhoods just to walk in our neighborhood, … Continue reading

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Vocabulary: Wyd

(Vocabulary postings are words or phrases I recently came across in reading, did not fully understand, looked up, and discovered something new.) This is an abbreviation you are most likely to see on a phone message, text, or email from … Continue reading

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The Sad Decline Of Newspapers

“Hard News,” by Jill Lepore. The New Yorker, 1/28/2019. This is a report on the decades-long decline of newspapers and its consequences. Don’t read it. Nothing can be done. Society has changed and there are no bad guys to blame. … Continue reading

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