Category Archives: Popular culture

Weather Forecasting By Flag

I put up a flag every morning that I can see from the window next to my computer where I spend a significant part of every day. My initial idea was to put up a weather vane, but I could … Continue reading

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Confusing the Role With the Actor

Years ago, I lived close enough to work that I could bike home for lunch. The young female clerical staff of our group ate a packed lunch in the building where they evidently had access to a TV set. We … Continue reading

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Phil Herr Died

Classmate Phil Herr died October 5. His obituary was in the Inquire (Philly.com) under “Death notices,” linked to Legacy.com. He died in Ocean Grove, NJ, but had been living in Radnor, and was a partner in the law firm of … Continue reading

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The Unitarian Buddha

Several years ago, the Unitarian church across the street put up this bigger-than-life bronze statue obviously representing Buddha brought into our modern times and culture, which is a worthwhile goal since Buddha, as most often represented, is a concept, not … Continue reading

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How To Feel Old–Quickly

In a recent BBC news item on the Internet, a reporter showed a portable FM radio to several teenagers and asked them to tune in a station (Radio 1 of the BBC, of course). All were totally mystified by the … Continue reading

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Cutting My Own Hair

I have been cutting my own hair for 40–50 years, and that means I have not been to a barber in 40–50 years. If I had to go now, I would not even know where to go. The last barber … Continue reading

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What the Sam Hill, Cortana?

“What the Sam Hill?” was a phrase my father often used, but none of my generation did, and I had not heard it for years, not even in old movies where they often said  “swell” and called adult women “kid.” … Continue reading

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