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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Very Miraculous Septic Tank Excavation

by John Robinson

Yiddish, Yarns and Yams, Oh My

This week, I am making a pilgrimage to the land of my ancestors, southeastern Florida.  For generations Jewish New Yorkers have migrated towards those...

Alas, The Things We Live With

As July rolls into August, you might suspect your friendly columnist is just too lazy to come up with new stuff. But I had...

Did God Design a Disposable, Ah Hem . . . Appendage?

On 12 February 2013, Charles Darwin’s 204th birthday anniversary, BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle published a startling column entitled, “Sea slug’s ‘disposable penis’ surprises.”...

Technology Gone Awry . . . Hal, Meet Sam

by Jon Kaufman Ever been scolded by a person who does not exist?  Thanks to the wonders of technology, such an encounter is not only...

A Few Thoughts at 63 and Counting

by Lucky Garvin Flying across the highway in front of me was a crow; and in its beak, a long piece of limp brown grass;...

We Bloom, Like The Tiniest Flower, Then We Move On

I think that I will always define tenderness by those moments. Those moments I watched a wife caress her dying husband, her grief standing silently...

A Gentleman Scholar of Grand Character

One of the things that make life exciting is meeting someone with extraordinary gifts and high intelligence, complemented by a grand character. Such a...

The Recipe of the Week from the Happy Chef: Accidently Planned Best Ever Lasagna

By Leigh Sackett Sometimes you get things right. Cooking is like painting, there are moments when you create something you did not expect, just...

The End Game- By Liza Field

Accept life! It's the only game in town. -- “Kilroy Cafe”     “When are the Games over?” my fellow lap-swimmer asked. I stood up from the water...