Category Archives: Popular culture

The Price Of a Single Copy Of The New Yorker

I was amazed when I recently noticed the price of a single copy of The New Yorker magazine: $8.99. I wonder if anyone has ever paid that much. I suppose if your grandchild had an article in one, you might … Continue reading

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Watching Serena

By now, we have all seen video clips of Serena Williams’ rant against the chair umpire at the US Open, so you know what I am talking about. Serena is a giant. Her legs are like tree-trunks; her arms bulge … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Tased!

“Shock To the System,” by Dana Goodyear. The New Yorker, 8/27/2018. The Taser, or more broadly, a stun gun, or even more broadly, a conducted-energy weapon, was developed to make the police bullet obsolete. Back in earlier days, a police … Continue reading

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A Tribute To John McCain

John McCain was a class act, and I felt the need to note his passing. I wrote about him recently during the first signs of his illness, and earlier about Carol Shepp, his first wife, in Lansdowne-Aldan’s class of 1955, … Continue reading

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The Race to the End

“The Caution-vs.-Kicks Quandary” by Bob Greene. The Wall Street Journal, 3/26/2015. A Dutch organization, Mars One, is signing up candidates for a future trip to Mars. The catch is, the travelers will have to stay. The trip is one-way with … Continue reading

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Early Mornings On the Ocean City Boardwalk

It has become my habit to view the Ocean City boardwalk on AtTheShore.com soon after I get up.  Usually, this is before 8, often before 7. (If you try it, be sure to pick a southern-facing camera in the morning … Continue reading

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A Woman of Color, But Not LGBTQ

I am married to a woman of color. How cool is that! I asked my wife the other night if she was a woman of color (she is Asian of Japanese descent). She did not know, but she never identified … Continue reading

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