Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bedside Manners

  Yesterday I had some medical tests performed at my local HMO. I lay down on the examining table, pulled up my shirt so a young Indian (or perhaps Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lanka or Maldivian) woman could do a sonogram … Continue reading

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Old Stuff

  In my house I have a couple of pieces of furniture worth passing on to another generation. They’re functional, rather than museum quality and they’ve been around a long time.  One is a heavy wood dresser made in the … Continue reading

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Food

  One of the advantages of living alone is the ability to concoct some truly bizarre dishes without the accompanying complaints of eaters others than myself.   I have made things without names that I could never make twice. Some have … Continue reading

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This Is a Test

  So, either it’s the water being piped to these guys’ homes and offices, or they’re all drunk. Either way, I have a solution—testing. First we test the waters for psychoactive drugs left over from Abby Hoffman days; then we … Continue reading

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Blinded by the Light

  An acquaintance, a woman I have known more than decade, once told me she had discovered the secret to a happy life. Over coffee one day I waited for her to tell me and she took her time doing … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Phollies

  To me, it was always obvious. Cell phones cause cancer. Or rather, it is believed that cell phones are as likely to cause cancer as talcum powder, high-voltage power lines, Jersey Shores and, for all I know, Big Boy … Continue reading

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