Category Archives: Popular culture

Familiarity Breeds . . . Boredom!

This morning, about 7am, I was on the Internet, watching the many people on the Ocean City boardwalk, and noticing how everyone there was exercising: cycling, running, jogging, or just walking briskly, even those clearly unused to exercise. My view … Continue reading

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A Long, Black Snake

As I was pulling out of my driveway this morning, I saw a 5-foot black snake crawling along the edge of the asphalt. When I jumped out of the car to grab it, the snake reversed course and scooted under … Continue reading

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The Invasion of Bermuda Grass

Bermuda grass! The name sounds so calming, so idyllic, so desirable. But other names are more descriptive: dogs tooth grass, wire grass, devil grass. Its scientific name is Cynodon dactylon, if you really need to know. Each year we in … Continue reading

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My Burger King Makes the National News

I go to our local Burger King about once a week because they are within an easy walking distance. A McDonald’s is about twice as far, and when I go there, I usually drive, but their quality is noticeably better. … Continue reading

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Rainy Days In May

I regularly check  Microsoft’s weather forecast on my Windows 10 computer (it is an app, so if you don’t have Windows 10, you can’t see it by going to their website). One of the unusual things it tells me is … Continue reading

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That Yellow Traffic Light

I often see drivers my age—and only my age—pull into a highway intersection for a left turn, and wait in the intersection for the yellow light to make their turn. This is the way we were taught, but times have … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Lava and Property Rights

This was on the TV news: A 60-something man living near Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano, poignantly said goodbye to his home shortly before it burst into flames. He explained no one on the island could get insurance against lava flow, … Continue reading

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