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French Numbers, Difficult? Count on It

May 19th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I have been in France for most of the past 40 months, and I not only lack the basics of the language here, I cannot even count to 20, much less 100. Not knowing how to construct simple sentences? That’s my fault. I am not trying hard enough. Aside from my one sentence: “Desolee je […]

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James Holzhauer Is Breaking ‘Jeopardy’

May 10th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Nearly every day over the past month, I wake up hoping the new day will be the one when I learn that James Holzhauer has lost on “Jeopardy”. He usually crushes the opposition with monstrous cash totals. In 22 consecutive victories on the greatest quiz show ever invented the man who describes himself as a […]

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These Cookies, I Hate

April 17th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

To be clear: I do not hate cookies in the sense of “culinary delight”. In fact, a soft choco-chip “big” cookie is one of my favorite things. So much so that I avoid them, fearing I might regain the habit of decades past. No, the cookies I hate leave a bad taste in the mouth, […]

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Going Off the Grid

March 13th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

So, disappearing is not impossible. Not yet! And thank goodness for that. Not to say it’s easy to go off the grid. I mean, completely off the grid. Like, no one can find “the you” of this moment. Even with so much of you well known to list-making authorities and rapacious commercial entities who want […]

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Best Wishes for ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek

March 8th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

What I miss most about television here in France is easy access to the American game show Jeopardy! I have been watching it since I was a kid, back when the show was hosted in New York by Art Fleming. It ran for a decade, went off the air, then returned in 1984, much to […]

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Donovan Goes Indoors in Latest Return to Soccer

February 19th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Landon Donovan is back! Again! If it seems as if he retired quite some time ago, well, he did, in the first instance — from the LA Galaxy in 2014. A year and change later, he returned to the Galaxy active roster during an end-of-season run, and he played just enough to suggest he was […]

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Stuff Kids Did Then … That Could Get Them Arrested Now

February 16th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The world has changed in 50 years. Of course it has. But in ways that we, sometimes, don’t immediately recognize and never anticipated. A few months ago, we were driving past the elementary school near the house where I grew up, and I pointed out the spot where we kids were able to scramble onto […]

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A Day of Infamy for the Rams

February 4th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Uncategorized

St. Louis, you can have them back. What’s that? You don’t want them? You don’t traffic in stolen franchises anymore? Good call. That was Super Bowl 53 we watched yesterday, and Rams fans (such as they are) can’t un-see it. I’m old enough to have watched every Super Bowl ever played, and your Los Angeles […]

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A Jeopardy! Update

January 16th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

While in Southern California for these months now, we have been fortunate enough, on several nights, to be staying in a household that watches the game show Jeopardy!, as we do. We recently saw most of the five-day run of the semi-notorious Jackie Fuchs, former bass player for the Runaways, a 1970s girl group, which […]

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Marveling at an Apollo Space Capsule

January 6th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Our Southern California sojourn has taken us to San Diego, where we found a rainy (!) day and were prompted to consider visiting an indoor venue. Such as the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. It was impressive enough that we were happy the day had turned rainy. The highlight was peering through the […]

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