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This past weekend my friends Barbara and Jim paid me a visit. They like bowling, Scrabble, Bocci Ball, and shooting pool. There wasn’t enough time for everything, but I tried to plan as much as possible. Normally, I just go to baseball games with my visitors, but the Barnstormer season doesn’t begin until April … Continue reading The Games People Play
Marianne, who has watched every Seinfeld show, reminded me of an episode where George Costanza used his invented code word “Tippy Toe” to signal Jerry that somebody was entering the room. It was right at the beginning of Marianne’s annual St. Patrick’s and Birthday party. I was talking about my latest big interest, James Buchanan. … Continue reading Tippy Toe
I eked by in High School. My SAT scores were good enough, though, to get me into Queens College. There, my poor study habits doomed me to failure. It was 1966, and I was in my second month of college when my German professor, Miss Ives, asked me to her office. She levelled with me. … Continue reading Sprechen Sie Deutsch
In one of my favorite movies, The Big Lebowski, the mustachioed Sam Elliot tells the Dude, “A wiser man than me once said that sometimes you eat the b’ar, and sometimes the b’ar eats you.” Saturday night was opening night for Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby in Lancaster. In their first game, The Dutchland … Continue reading Sometimes You Eat the B’ar