Monthly Archives: December 2017

The City of Brotherly, Endless Disappointment

If you’re a Philadelphia sports fan, you will have no difficulty identifying with Joe Queenan’s column in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal.  The print version bears the title above: But … the online version has a different title: The Struggle to … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Graduation Speech

Through an opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal by Bob Greene, we learn of an unconventional but inspiring commencement address delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts to his son’s ninth grade graduating class at Cardigan Mountain School in New … Continue reading

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Art Mahaffey Center Stage

The Mahaffey Theater is a famous performing arts venue in St. Pete, Florida, but the Mahaffey name that will always occupy center stage in my mind is the Art who performed for the struggling Phillies of the early 1960s.  I … Continue reading

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Aerodynamic Gulls

Quite a Windy afternoon at Little Silver Lake … … does make for picturesque shots of seagulls in holding patterns.

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On The Merry-Go-Round

It’s been that special time of year, the past few weeks, when stores are filled with festive holiday music and clerks are deciding who to wish “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays”.  What if the author Tova Mirvis walked into Starbucks … Continue reading

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The Festival of Lights

This Jewish Calendar year of 5778 finds me circling back to my teenage roots with more nostalgia than usual, in part I believe because I’m feeling the connection of youth through our eldest granddaughter Atara who is spending the year … Continue reading

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The Marxist Bagel Philosophy

Amazing that it’s been six years since I blogged about the lost Marx Brother – John Marx, aka The Bagel Man, the improbable proprietor of a kosher eating establishment in Cincinnati.  We gathered the Goldberg and Goldstein cousins together again … Continue reading

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