Monthly Archives: August 2017

Historic Trip to Philly

It was a great time for Ethan, as a first grader in Chicago, to re-visit his East Coast roots and in particular the historic birthplace of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He’s just getting to that stage where he can … Continue reading

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E-A-G-L-E-S … EAGLES!

Fun to indoctrinate Ethan Press, a 4th generation Eagles’ fan, with a wild 38-31 preseason victory over the Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night.

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Woodstock for Nerds

That’s a great description of the social phenomenon that the eclipse has quickly turned into today, as I’m watching ABCs live coverage of “The Great American Eclipse”.  An all-time record for the number of “Oh—My—-God”s and “Awesome”s will be uttered … Continue reading

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Weekend Scenes

   

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State of Mind

The cover of the summer issue of Granta speaks to a series of short essays on State of Mind, my favorite among them by Siri Hustvedt though I can’t share it beyond the subscription lock and key.  But the best piece … Continue reading

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Puntastic

Energizer Bunny arrested – charged with battery. A pessimist’s blood-type is always b-negative. Practice safe eating – always use condiments. A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. Shotgun wedding: a case of wife or … Continue reading

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Letterman on Retirement

“Here’s what I have learned.  If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first.” With tongue only partially in cheek, Dave is still dispensing his unique brand of observation and wit.  He could pass … Continue reading

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