Category Archives: Popular culture

My Occidental Face

When my Asian wife and I were first married over 55 years ago, I quickly recognized a fundamental difference in the way we started each day. My face has two definite sides, and I wash each separately, first one side … Continue reading

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Speaking German: Sun Tickle

Years ago, while I was lifeguarding part-time at our local Jewish Community Center, a German lady would come into the pool almost every day. She was very proud of growing up in Berlin, and would constantly tell everyone, even strangers, … Continue reading

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Renewing Sewer Pipes

The old way: Dig up the street where the pipes are, haul the old pipes away, lay new pipe, connect the side pipes leading to the houses, refill the trench, repave the street. Time required: most of the summer. The … Continue reading

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Female Beauty, Year By Year

I recently came across a website (more of a click-bait site) where you enter the year you were born, and it shows you a woman, usually a popular movie star, considered to be a great beauty that year. But when … Continue reading

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New Castle, Delaware

New Castle is a nice place to spend a summer day if you are looking for something to do, a place low-key and easy to get to. It is where William Penn first landed, and is the pivot point for … Continue reading

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I Love Air Dancers

The Pep Boys store only about a block away on Concord Pike has an air dancer, and I have to laugh each time I see it, waving its arms and flopping forward and back.  I wanted to learn more about … Continue reading

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Shandy

I worked here in Delaware for a British chemical company, ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries), and one of my British coworkers long ago told me of shandy, a mixture of half beer and half citrus drink (orange juice, orange soda, Fresca, … Continue reading

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