Monthly Archives: November 2013

Explaining Thanksgiving to the French

For decades prior to his death last year, Art Buchwald’s column, Explaining Thanksgiving to the French ran in The Washington Post on Thanksgiving Day. The Post did not run it this year, so I will. Thursday, November 24, 2005 This … Continue reading

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Driving While Asian

This is a reprint, occasioned by the fact that earlier today an Asian woman in a large, silver SUV, blithely made a left turn in front of me from the center lane of the road. I honked, stood on the … Continue reading

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Voting

So why didn’t you vote? How could you not vote? OK, some of you–very few, I might add–may have had a worthwhile excuse. You moved and your voter card didn’t get to your new house in time; you’re convicted felons; … Continue reading

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The Worst Eatery

The worst eatery in the entire world requires a membership card. I use the word ‘worst’ judiciously. It has been my privilege or misfortune to eat in a number of places both here and overseas that easily could–but do not–earn … Continue reading

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Me, James Joyce, and My Kaypro

In 1978 I bought my first personal computer. It was a Kaypro, and with the attendant daisy-wheel printer, it cost me close to $3,000, a fortune in those days. It ran on floppy discs, and since the machine pre-dated DOS, … Continue reading

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