Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bring Back Civics!

For a long time, I mourned the disappearance of Latin instruction in the public schools. I took five years of it, from high school through college, and found it an invaluable foundation for understanding and communicating as a writer. These … Continue reading

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Memo to AT&T: Thanks for Reminding Me Why I Left

Unless you’re dead, you’ve surely noticed the advertising blitz underway from AT&T promoting its high-speed Internet connections.   I used to have DSL from AT&T. (Disclosure: I still pay for its dial-up service, not because I use its dial-up service, … Continue reading

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Kayaking

Somehow I got it into my head that it would be fun for the family to go kayaking together. It was probably because my brother-in-law and I went to Lake Tahoe last year for his 50th birthday and, among other … Continue reading

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Secrets Revealed

Last week being the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, an expedition funded by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) went off anew in search of her wreckage. As this is written, they haven’t found … Continue reading

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A Bad Week for Supporting Players

While the big celebrity passing of last week was arguably writer/director Nora Ephron, it was also a particularly bad week for supporting actors. Frank Cady, best known as general store owner Sam Drucker on CBS’ “hayseed” series in the 60s … Continue reading

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