Monthly Archives: November 2018

A Few Words On Words

  I’ve been reading the dictionary again. And I’m here to tell you:  the English language is exciting and complex, and very fluid.  Words come and go, new ones get invented, old ones flow down some universal drain and are heard … Continue reading

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LIFE AS IT IS NOW

To update an old riddle about chickens and roads: Why does the lady cross the river? In my case, the answer is “To find a shoe repair shop.” It began with a pair of boots, and the only repair shop … Continue reading

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Studying Studies

I heard on the news recently that someone did a study which produced the following fact:  Talking baby talk to Alzheimer’s patients is offensive and might even be harmful.  Raise your hand if this surprises you. Me, neither.  So this study … Continue reading

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THE SLOW MOVING TRAIN OF THOUGHT

The other night, I was sitting around with M and an old friend, trying to come up with the name brand of the sleds we all used to ride down the hills where we grew up — M in Brooklyn, … Continue reading

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