Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Shtarbucks Shtiebel

The Shtiebel.  Traditional shtiebels are not only a place for prayer, but also a place for community gathering, according to that open source contemporary mephorash known in Yinglish as “Vikipeedya”, or more colloquially, Der Viki.  Such was the scene earlier … Continue reading

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Ben’s Deli in Boca – Part Two

As you can tell, Ben has a sense of humor about him.  I suppose it’s part of the charm of this NY Deli transplanted charm.  Some of that cultural humor translates to the menu: In Part 1 I mentioned how … Continue reading

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Ben’s Deli in Boca

Michael Kanner, M.D., was finishing his ophthalmology residency in Philly when we last spoke, and he headed for the lush land of Boca Raton with his wife, Ora Lee and their family.  We spend some time in that areas these … Continue reading

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Get This Monkey Off My Back!

Actually that’s just an opening teaser, an inside joke with my almost six year old grandson, Carson, with whom we hung out at the South Florida Fair today.  The Fair is a really big deal in these parts, held every … Continue reading

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Sinai School Runs The Table!

They did it!  The expression “running the table” is usually used in football, where there are relatively few games per season, to indicate an undefeated season all the way through the Championship Game.  Well today the Sinai School Team coached … Continue reading

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Sinai School Rolls On To Championship Final

Well, it was a real nail-biter for Kayla Goldstein and her Sinai School Team in the semi-final game this evening.  Neither team seemed to be able to buy a basket early, as the defense was really tight on both sides.  Lets’s … Continue reading

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Byte-Sized Puns

This graphic by David Rees for the piece by Alex Stone in today’s NYT begs the question as to whether or not computers can be funny.  Leave it to a UK group to come up with a sense of humor … Continue reading

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Jim Bosse and Billy Joel

I know what you’re thinking:  Who is Billy Joel?  Of course I’m kidding.  Unless you were born last week, you’d know that Billy is one of the most popular recording artists in history.  Lesser known, but an icon to some … Continue reading

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James Taylor Retrospective

James Taylor.  As sweet and melodious a voice as he had 40+ years ago.  We’ll begin with James live at the BBC in 1970: With Joni Mitchell at BBC 1970.  Beautiful rendition of Close Your Eyes @53:00; and of “River” … Continue reading

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Questioning the Wisdom of Crowds

Delightful article to help ring in the New Year by Ralph Gardner, Jr. in today’s Wall Street Journal, together with a creative illustration by Rob Shepperson.  One wonders about the collective wisdom of congregating in Times Square to help ring … Continue reading

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