Category Archives: Popular culture

Speed Bumps At the Mall

For a short while, Delaware had a live webcam (now gone) aimed at a speed bump on a road that goes around the perimeter of the huge Christiana Mall. The speed bumps are spaced all along that road, about 1/2 … Continue reading

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Why Cancer Metastasizes

“The Invasion Equation,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The New Yorker, 9/11/2017. When I was lifeguarding at an indoor pool, many users would come in wearing flip-flops. They would wear them right up to the pool ladder and leave them by the … Continue reading

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More Ad Bullying

If you still rely on your local newspaper for news, you are familiar with ad bullying, but you haven’t seen anything until you go online. For this posting, I am just talking about separating the ads from the real news. … Continue reading

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Ad Bullies

If you read the news on your computer, you have experienced ad bullies. Here is a recent example on my Samsung tablet that runs on the Android operating system. It did not appear on my desktop running on Microsoft’s Windows … Continue reading

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Flannel-Lined Pants and Women’s Clothes

Here in Delaware, the outdoor temperature suddenly dropped below freezing and the wind picked up to about 15 mph. Soon, my body will be used to the cold, and a day like today will seem balmy, a gift. But not … Continue reading

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Finding Your Cellphone and Other Travel Hints

I recently returned from an overnight stay in Baltimore to attend a wedding. We drove home on a Sunday along I-95 when traffic was expected to be horrendous. But we had no problems because I followed a rule that has … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Politically Correct Thanksgiving Day Parade

Several years ago, I wrote about seeing live (almost) Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while my wife was visiting her sister in St. Louis. I say “almost” because the parade started way earlier than I expected, and all I saw was … Continue reading

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