Monthly Archives: May 2019

Japanese Food

“Kitchen Companion” by Lauren Collins. The New Yorker, 4/29/2019. Collins’ article is on the recent popularity of Georgian food (the country, next to Armenia, not the state), but in her opening, she discusses changing tastes in earlier times, which falls … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Masonic Temple

I took a tour of Philadelphia’s Masonic Temple several years ago. You probably didn’t even know there was one in Philadelphia. It is a castle-like structure right next to City Hall, and its address is 1 North Broad Street. As … Continue reading

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Why Did Jerry Seinfeld Dislike Newman?

A recurring joke in the Seinfeld series of TV shows is the animosity Jerry has for Newman. Typically, Newman appears unexpectedly at Jerry’s door.  Jerry grits his teeth in a forced smile and says in a low, flat voice, “Hello … Continue reading

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LED Bulbs

Almost all of my home lighting is with LED bulbs that take so little electricity that my habit of turning off lights as I leave a room is no longer necessary.  This has been a true revolution, a major turn … Continue reading

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Speculation In the News

Here is a comment with no facts to back it up: Most of the news is not news at all, but speculation. My theory is that there are not enough new facts every day to fill up the media. Where … Continue reading

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Comments You See Here

I admit I don’t fully understand how the comments you see in the next column on the right work. WordPress used to ask for my approval before they published a comment, but now I see published comments that I have … Continue reading

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The Last One Standing

I may well turn out to be the last survivor of our class, although this could have already changed by the time you read this. It doesn’t matter. Being the last survivor, perhaps living to 100 is no fun, and … Continue reading

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