Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Desert Dogs Do Prada

Well it’s official as of this afternoon.  This year the Phillies will be part of the Glendale Desert Dogs participating in the Arizona Fall League.  Other teams making up the Dogs are the White Sox, Astros, Dodgers, and Pirates. The Dogs … Continue reading

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The Incomparable George Benson

There are many fine versions of “On Broadway”, but perhaps none finer than this impromptu jam at the Cafe Wha? on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village.  Occasionally I do miss those old college days, and hopping the “A” train down to … Continue reading

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Periodicity

Thanks to my friend, Dr. Dan Fortenbacher, for pointing out the latest Oliver Sacks piece – My Periodic Table, appearing in the New York Times Sunday Opinion today.  Although I identify with Oliver in numerous ways, I can only aspire … Continue reading

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The Significance of Faigy Mayer’s Suicide

What statement, if any, does Faigy Mayer’s suicide make?  I originally learned to appreciate the depth of these conflicts through the writings of Nathan Englander.   It takes courage to address many of these issues.  Sometimes the discussion ensues through … Continue reading

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The New Normal?

This news clip about last week’s one man targeted shooting spree in Chattanooga aimed at military sites describe him, according to his friends, as perfectly normal. “By all accounts he lived a perfectly normal life” says the correspondent toward the … Continue reading

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Can Compression Socks for Men Be Stylish?

So now that we’re all aging and aged, Baby Boomers should be driving supply and demand for stylish post-DVT compression socks.  Women have them, but what about men?  I mean seriously, Dude.  Don’t those camouflage shorts beg for something other … Continue reading

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Days of Ticho: Empire, Mandate, Medicine and Art in the Holy Land

At the Judaica House on Cedar Lane in Teaneck, NJ, passing time while Miriam was indulging in Cousin Leah’s special birthday celebration, I came across a most remarkable book published earlier this year.  Here is a beautifully done video celebrating … Continue reading

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