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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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Four Mothers

  Here’s to all the mothers in my life: To Ruth, without whom I would have no life, nor love of words and books, I suspect. To Dorothy, who gave me opportunities and aggravation, though not in equal measure. To … Continue reading

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Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

A lot of abuse is being heaped upon the heads of Baby Boomers these days.  If most of the abuse-heapers were Republicans, then perhaps I could write it off as coming from people who will need a new reason for … Continue reading

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