Monthly Archives: September 2017

Snapshots of Berkeley

Time it was And what a time it was It was . . . A time of innocence A time of confidences -(All lyrics from Old Friends/Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel) Waving Man Anyone who lived in Berkeley decades ago … Continue reading

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Enter Laughing

My parents were a very funny couple. They were natural born comediennes and actors.. and the world was their stage. When I was a child, I was often embarrassed about it. But now looking back I admire their joie de … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Ben Shapiro?

Lately, I’ve been listening to podcasts of Ben Shapiro speaking at Yale and other venues. I even watched the two-hour talk that he gave recently at UC Berkeley. I had never heard of Ben Shapiro before. I also had never … Continue reading

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Airhead B&B

Hey, I have the greatest idea ever. Imagine staying at a complete stranger’s house — and giving them a bunch of money in advance of your stay! Your vacation digs will not be checked out by the state. No fire … Continue reading

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Thank You for Not Breeding

I never had children. Now that I am being dragged, kicking and screaming, into my twilight years, I have decidedly mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it would be nice to now have fully formed adult children. My … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

I had a dentist appointment last week in North Berkeley. Afterwards, I decided to have lunch in an Indian restaurant nearby that I hadn’t been to in many a year. (That’s the nice thing about not working: I can stretch … Continue reading

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We’re Having a Heat Wave

It is l00 degrees in Berkeley — and the day is still young. Yesterday, the highs were also in the triple digits. We are melting, sweltering. . .and, in general, miserable. Not only is the air steamy, but it’s very … Continue reading

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