Tag Archives: Life

I Sing the Body Electric

In 1980, I saw the movie Fame with a friend of mine.  It was a rainy fall evening in downtown Minneapolis, somewhere in one of the huge old theaters on Hennepin Avenue.  My friend, a Romanian émigré I had met … Continue reading

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Mothers Day/Fathers Day

If you had told me, a year ago, that I would not be celebrating Mothers Day this year, I would likely have scoffed.  It’s true, my mother was then 94, and it’s true, she had experienced a couple of health … Continue reading

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Places I Remember (part X of N): SPBS

Company Logo for St. Paul Book and Stationery   When T and I met, one of the things that I knew guaranteed that we would be in love forever was the fact that we had the same kind of enthusiasms.  … Continue reading

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Stuff and Nonsense

My father is thinking a lot about dying these days. That’s not unreasonable, since he suffers from ALS with a poor prognosis, and since my mom passed away at the beginning of November. So my brother and I have been … Continue reading

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Labeling Theory

I’ve written before about branding.  You know that I think it’s kind of a weird thing.  But I’ve seen a new version of it over the past couple of years, and it troubles me because it seems to indicate that … Continue reading

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Nationalism. How weird am I?

The other day I was working at my desk when I heard another lawyer exclaim into the phone “Hey!  Youre a ginzo!  Like me!”  I had never heard the term before, but I understood it from context.  The other attorney … Continue reading

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Cars.

I think I’ve made it pretty clear here that I prefer bicycles to cars.  Nevertheless, this post is on my new-to-me car, and why I like it.  Here it is: Sorry, it’s a little hard to see.  It’s behind the … Continue reading

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