Technical Difficulties

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I’m not really looking forward to a world where my refrigerator counts my calories and tells me what I’m allowed to eat, or my water meter cuts me off mid-shower because I’ve used up my self-imposed quota of hot water. I can only imagine the things that might go wrong when my self-driving car decides to take me to somewhere …[ Read More ]

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Forty Days, Forty Nights, Forty Years

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Forty years ago this month I married my partner in life and Funny Times, Susan Wolpert. As in the biblical saga of Noah it rained for 40 days and nights in the time preceding our wedding. After briefly considering building a boat, Susan’s Mom and Dad instead had a huge tent installed in their backyard in preparation for a continuing …[ Read More ]

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Road Trip

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“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.” — Yogi Berra After a year of responsible isolation, echoey Zoom meetings, and hundreds of miles of walking around my block, I’m really looking forward to taking a road trip this summer. Before I had my own car I used to hitchhike to explore the country. When you …[ Read More ]

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French For Dummies

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The pandémique is far from over, but ever since I got my first dose of Le Vaccin I’ve been dreaming about going to Quebec or Paris, or possibly even the French Bistro on the West Side if they ever allow indoor dining again. To prepare myself for that glorious day I’ve been brushing up on my French for Dummies. Here …[ Read More ]

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Once Upon A Time

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Once upon a time there was a kingdom whose king hated kingdoms.  As the oldest son, Prince Bongo knew almost from the time he could talk that he would someday become King of Cheshire. Of course this created quite a bit of sibling rivalry with his brothers John, Paul, and George as well as his sister Scarlett, even though she …[ Read More ]

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If At First You Don’t Succeed

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On the way to Kitty Hawk to become the first man to fly an airplane Wilbur Wright got his pants caught in his bike chain and crashed into a sand dune. Meanwhile Orville spilled hot coffee on his living room carpet, making a stain that never completely came clean. Before Bonnie and Clyde became world renowned bank robbers they spent …[ Read More ]

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What’s Your Superpower?

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Even though he might not be faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, my friend, Chris, has one superpower that would make even Superman envious. Everywhere he goes people feed him. Once I was visiting and couldn’t help noticing, “Chris, in the week I’ve been here I haven’t seen you pay for …[ Read More ]

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A Jewish Christmas

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Christmas is always a slightly strange time of year for a Jew in America. The majority of the country suddenly goes into a frenzy of preparations for the big day, chopping trees, stringing lights, buying, wrapping and hiding gifts and occasionally even going to church. School for the year winds down in a series of concerts, plays, and marathon test …[ Read More ]

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Pandemic Progress

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We’ve made great strides since the pandemic started in coping with our ever more surreal reality. I noticed that in New York City they’ve recently started to issue $50 tickets to passengers who aren’t wearing masks on the subway. “Yeah, but how are they going to enforce that,” said Sue. “The kind of people who won’t wear a mask are …[ Read More ]

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Forgetting

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I keep forgetting what I’m trying to remember and remembering what I’m trying to forget. It’s possible that if I could somehow reverse my brain I would be more alert, happier, and even possibly sane. Does this mean I need to swap my left brain for my right and vice versa? Or perhaps I should practice standing on my head …[ Read More ]

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