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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Let Nothing You Dismay)

  Christmas is once again almost upon us.  And “upon us” is how it feels this year.  Well, in reality, it feels that way almost every year for me.  That may, in part, be due to my (adoptive) parents having … Continue reading

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The Daily News

It’s the news.  It’s always the news.  Every day.  Every night.  Every week.  All. Year. Long.  There’s a very real danger that if I pay attention to everything – every new scandal or revelation or exposé involving the incompetent cabal … Continue reading

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Baseball with Harold

I’m sitting at a bar, having dinner, and a baseball game is on the TV above the bar.  San Francisco versus the Mets, I think.  This recalls for me that baseball was one of the ways (perhaps the only way) … Continue reading

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How to Laugh in Chinese

  There are a number of different ways of laughing in English:  chuckle, snicker, guffaw, chortle, grin, and plain old laugh, among others.  It’s much the same in other languages. In Chinese, for example, you can laugh Hā Hā (哈哈); … Continue reading

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Fifty Words on Easter Morning

Dying eggs                                                                             … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

  I’ve said goodbye a lot in my life.  To people.  To things.  To houses and places.  Some I’ve been sorry to leave; others, not.  Some left me.  It’s all goodbying, though, whether you open the door or someone else … Continue reading

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Pity the Fool …

The shock is beginning to wear off now.  At least until the next newspaper or internet or television piece that I see or read.  Then it comes back again, dulled somewhat by resignation, but it’s there nonetheless.  Talking about it … Continue reading

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