Monthly Archives: May 2011

Endeavour’s Final Launch

This morning as I watched the final launch of Endeavour into space, I was moved by the thought of Congresswoman Garbrielle Giffords sharing the moment with her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, commander of the mission.  Launches always seem to … Continue reading

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Atara and Chai Lifeline

We’re very proud of our eldest granddaughter, Atara Goldstein, who helped organize a Chai Lifeline walk held this afternoon, and invited all her friends to participate, in honor of her Bat Mitzvah.  To date she has raised over $2000, which … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Body With Terrible Legs

This isn’t a story about anyone you know.  It’s about a car I had the misfortune of leasing about eight years ago before blogs were commonplace.  I put the memory aside, but in thinking about my current car and that … Continue reading

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Gasoline Prices and the Folly of Government Controls

Here’s a picture you may have seen around the Internet, with Regular gas costing you the price of an arm at the pump.  Higher octane will cost you the price of a leg.  Need Super?  Be prepared to part with … Continue reading

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A Special Treat for Threshers Fans

It was tempting but impractical to fly down to Clearwater yesterday with the news that three prime time Phils would be starting in an FSL game between your Threshers and the Palm Beach Cardinals.  Chase Utlety, Chooch, and Roy Oswalt … Continue reading

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Celebrity Doubles: Del Ennis and Tom Hanks

If they were of the same generation, I’d say they were separated at birth.  You be the judge: You know who the gent on your right is.  Yep, that’s Tom Hanks, whose closest flirtation with baseball was starring in the … Continue reading

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What is Jayson Worth?

Whatever someone is willing to pay for him, of course, which was $126 million over seven years, according to the Washington Nationals, setting the stage for his big return to Philadelphia last week.  On his first night at CBP, May … Continue reading

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