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Modern Medieval Dentist

August 22, 2023

I could have gotten a swollen head if I took all the compliments from dentists over the years to be a real measure of self-worth. Via genetic roulette (and fluorinated

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Featured Artist: The Amazing Linoleum Block Printing of Los Angeles Artist Dave Lefner

August 6, 2020

Last Sunday, on “Museums-Free-For-All Day,” a lady friend and I decided to visit a museum neither of us had visited before, the Pasadena Museum of California Art

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Beauty Isn’t Pretty

November 27, 2023

I like a good bargain as much as the next guy. Okay, maybe more than the next guy. There is something satisfying, even life affirming, about getting a good deal. It makes me

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Sleep Study

June 27, 2023

Several years ago I was diagnosed with a condition called “sleep apnea.” According to the world-famous Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.org), “Sleep apnea is a potentially

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Free Directions! Limited Time Only!

March 1, 2023

On any given Saturday or Sunday morning, in the days before GPS, my family and I would find ourselves on our way to visit Aunt Bea and Uncle Harold, Cousins Dorothy and

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Grandpa Artie’s Tools

November 22, 2022

My beloved maternal grandfather, Arthur, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1901. As a boy, his Jewish, Lithuanian-born parents moved him and the rest of their eight

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Good Fruit & Bad Behavior

August 16, 2022

  Several years ago, while visiting my parents back in New Jersey, my father and I ended up at ShopRite in search of some summer peaches. I noticed my dad carefully

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Better Angels

May 24, 2022

One day a young male student of mine came into the classroom bursting with glee. It seemed he had his first experience with political protest and was excited to share the

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Tortilla As Teaching Tool

February 4, 2022

On a day I would otherwise not remember, I found myself about an hour from home and not having eaten lunch. Luckily one of my favorite authentic taco and burrito chains had a

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The Joke’s on Me!

November 10, 2021

    During one of my earlier trips to a Chinese Hot Pot buffet, after feasting on beef, chicken, vegetables, and all the other “non-traif” items that I

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Not Really “Dead”

August 26, 2021

Several years ago, on one of my self-guided excursions through Mexico, I arrived at the city of Guanajuato, about three and a half hours east of Guadalajara. When I saw my

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It’s So Gay To Be Left-Handed

June 13, 2021

I feel I need to come clean about something. Some of my friends already know about this. My family has known this about me even before I did. I was born different from my

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Language Lesson: “Guarantee”

March 11, 2021

I have always marveled at how a conductor can halt a symphony rehearsal, point to the third clarinet in the back row, and declare that he hit a flat note instead of a sharp

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Beauty Isn’t Pretty

November 27, 2023

I like a good bargain as much as the next guy. Okay, maybe more than the next guy. There is something satisfying, even life affirming, about getting a good deal. It makes me

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