Category Archives: Popular culture

What TV House Hunters Find Important

Those home-search TV shows are my last-resort shows to watch when I can find nothing else (which is happening more frequently lately). These are the ones where a couple is looking to move to a new location, often a vacation … Continue reading

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Walking In the Street

I have always been surprised to see people in my neighborhood walking in the street when the sidewalk is available just a few steps away. We have many walkers. Some drive from other neighborhoods just to walk in our neighborhood, … Continue reading

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Tadaima!

The Japanese language has several words and phrases that would be useful in any language. One of them is Tadaima, said as you return to your home. Literally, it means, “just now,” but it has become the general announcement of … Continue reading

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Signaling Power

“Doesn’t Add Up,” by John Lanchester. The New Yorker, 7/23/2018. (Book review of “The Elephant In the Brain” by Hanson and Simler.) Several years ago, I was discussing with a friend, a retired psychology professor, the recently discovered peccadilloes of … Continue reading

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Thick Noodle

This is a family soup recipe that has become a staple for me, although we never called it “soup” because it was so thick. It was always called simply “thick noodle,” meaning the end product, not the noodles. You could … Continue reading

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Instant Oatmeal For Breakfast

For years, I have had only a cup of coffee for breakfast. (I snack frequently throughout the night, a bad habit I am trying to break.) But I never got a morning kick from the coffee, and when cider season … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, the shortest day and first day of winter, comes about December 21 and has recently past. The days are already becoming longer, so you early risers may wonder why it is still just as dark when you … Continue reading

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