Author Archives: Roger Walck

About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.

Born To Kvetch

“Born To Kvetch,” by Michael Wex. Book This is a free book I found years ago on our Jewish Community Center Book Exchange Shelf that I couldn’t pass up. The cover shows a sullen 13-year-old boy in Jewish dress that … Continue reading

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My wife has become a big fan of Jeopardy! and watches it whenever she can. My father also became a big fan as he aged. In his retirement home, everyone disappeared into their apartments when Jeopardy! came on. Here at … Continue reading

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Snail Mail

Classmate Nancy L. Musser has a treasure-trove of high school memorabilia that she has sent to me over the years by “snail mail.”  Most of it I have published here, and each time, I thanked her via email. Now, I … Continue reading

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W. C. Fields

I am a big fan of W. C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield; his friends called him “Bill.”) and I will watch any of his films I can, no matter how familiar they are, especially since he kicked Baby LeRoy (1932–1951) … Continue reading

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Terms of Endearment

The BBC recently complied a list of the words that people from around the world call their lovers or children.  These were names submitted in a survey and may not be common, but are worth knowing if you travel, especially … Continue reading

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An Old T-Shirt Or a Microfiber Cloth?

I’m hoping for replies from you ladies out there. My wife is old-school. When she needs a rag, she pulls out an old T-shirt of mine, as she always has and as my mother once did. But I do most … Continue reading

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On the Music Pier Stall Wall

Okay, this is somewhat gross, but it is part of my history, and I wanted to get it recorded. If you are somewhat squeamish, just skip it. My family always took my father’s two-week vacation at Ocean City, and going … Continue reading

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