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Something I Just Noticed

It just hit me. Smack in the face. Or near enough. I was walking through Phoenicia this Friday late afternoon, when I saw a man get out of his car...
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The Headmaster Ritual

The following posts are excerpted from Corpun.Com, an online database of corporal punishment memories. (The Web: What is it good for? Absolutely everything.) All the anecdotes below refer to one...
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Normal Service Will Be Resumed…

…Probably around the point that BA and Heathrow resume their normal service. In other words, I picked a fine day to have a band fly from New York to London!...
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Central Podcasting

Here’s some of what I’ve been listening to over the last couple of weeks, and how you can listen to it too. ________ “My understanding of British radio is you...
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Falklands? What Falklands?

Platte Clove Road is the name of a dangerous, steep, twisting, narrow, precipitous, unrailinged route up the mountain to Tannersville, Haines Falls and Hunter, its approach well hidden between the...
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Adapt or Die Part 2

Over the weekend, I interviewed someone who was buying pop music back in the 1950s, and was reminded that, back then, record stores barely existed. Music fans acquired their vinyl...
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Sugar Sweet Loaf

Saturday found me driving through the village of Sugarloaf in Orange County, about halfway between the Catskills and New York City. (I was interviewing someone down there.) It had a...
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Spiegel on the Hudson

It was a 100-mile round trip by the time I collected and brought home the childsitter, but it was well worth it. Last night (Thursday July 20) Posie and I...
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