Category Archives: Popular culture

Ladies’ Glasses

I am wearing ladies’ glasses, but they are reading glasses I got off the rack at the dollar store, so, at worst, I am only out $1. (For only $1 each, I have several scattered about the house at opportunistic … Continue reading

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Spear Carriers

For many years, I worked with a guy with a real talent for creating phrases. One example was, “spear carrier.” This was when we were invited to a meeting with an important visitor (Since we were a subsidiary of a … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Social Security Number Secure

You can’t, so forget it. We’ve been around too long, long before anyone thought social security numbers should be kept secret. Surely, our name and social security number already appear together on some digital list after all these years. I … Continue reading

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Hanging a Mirror On a Pin (Don’t Try It)

Many years ago in our first house, I hung a full-length mirror at the foot of the stairs leading up to the bedrooms. The walls were of plaster, and I wanted to keep the hole as small as possible, so … Continue reading

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My Morning Routine

My morning routine every day, leaving out those activities involving hygiene and bodily functions, starts by turning on the monitor of my desktop computer. (The computer itself always stays on, but I may change this. I often get up at … Continue reading

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Dew Points

The TV weather reports are using the dew points more than the relative humidity to indicate the discomfort level as being more representative of what most of us feel, although the discomfort level varies by location (Miami, where they are … Continue reading

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The Saga of Dartos Tunic

“The Saga of Dartos Tunic,” by David A. Soskis, Yale Medical School, Class of 1968. “Smile A While,” Journal of the American Medical Association, 9/11/1967. (Clipping found in attic.) In the land of Genitalia, in another century Where the branches … Continue reading

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