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.

Food Waste and the Starving European Children

I do not waste food. I eat everything on my plate, even things I don’t need and that could even be harmful. At times, I admit, I am a human garbage can, but I cannot bring myself to leave any of … Continue reading

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The Race to the End

“The Caution-vs.-Kicks Quandary” by Bob Greene. The Wall Street Journal, 3/26/2015. A Dutch organization, Mars One, is signing up candidates for a future trip to Mars. The catch is, the travelers will have to stay. The trip is one-way with … Continue reading

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Early Mornings On the Ocean City Boardwalk

It has become my habit to view the Ocean City boardwalk on AtTheShore.com. soon after I get up.  Usually, this is before 8, often before 7. (If you try it, be sure to pick a southern-facing camera in the morning … Continue reading

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Classmate Down

One of our classmates (left unnamed) was always very positive, and he sounds fine on the phone: He’s improving, has a girlfriend who stops by every other day, and is getting out in the world. Only when you hang up … Continue reading

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A Woman of Color, But Not LGBTQ

I am married to a woman of color. How cool is that! I asked my wife the other night if she was a woman of color (she is Asian of Japanese descent). She did not know, but she never identified … Continue reading

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Alan Alda

Alan Alda is the same age as me, so I took notice when he announced he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Also, he just seems like a nice guy that should not experience bad things. Turns out, I don’t have much … Continue reading

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Computer Repair and Passwords

I got up this morning, went to my computer, and my mouse wasn’t working. The cursor was there at the upper right corner of the monitor screen, but it wouldn’t move. I unplugged the mouse and plugged in another scavenged … Continue reading

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