I went to see my neurologist this morning, or more accurately, I saw her nurse practitioner, as my neurologist is increasingly difficult to see as she’s spending more time teaching and less time examining patients. It might have something to do with that baby she had a few years ago. Anyway when the nurse was … Continue reading A Simple Home Test for Brain Tumors
And the Winner Is…
Former City Councilmember Cherelle Parker is the winner of the Democratic mayoral primary and unless hell freezes over the next mayor of Philadelphia.
Today is the day of the Primary Election here in Philadelphia and it couldn’t have come a moment too soon. As I’ve previously mentioned, I voted for Helen Gym for mayor and I certainly hope she wins. But now that the Election Day is here, I should finally stop getting those infuriating text messages from … Continue reading The Primary
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Without further ado, here’s Randy’s latest:
An Unlocked Window
I know with absolute certainty what the opening topic of discussion was in Mrs. Spitler’s Latin II class on February 16, 1965. I’ve mentioned previously how Mrs. Spitler would sometimes let us rant or discuss something that was on our minds for the first few minutes of class, and I know what was on our … Continue reading An Unlocked Window
A Frank Exchange of Messages
Nate: Just a reminder that I will be out on 5/16, as I work the polls. JT: Gee, I remember seeing Chris Rock saying that his number one job as a father was to keep his daughter off the poll. 😜 Nate: You, sir, are a very, very bad man... JT: Oh, no, my dear! … Continue reading A Frank Exchange of Messages
Whitecloud Dispels Storm Clouds
Deutsch, or as Mark Twain famously called it, “The Awful German Language”, is a very versatile language which easily coins new words by simply making a compound word out of two or more other words. Some of these find their way into English. Hence, we have Schadenfreude, the joy (Freude) in someone else’s harm (Schaden). … Continue reading Whitecloud Dispels Storm Clouds
The Reading Eagle in the Background
So I watched about 15 minutes of Rabbit, Run before I was bored to death. About the only thing that really identified it as being filmed in Reading, PA, was a shot of the Reading Eagle/Times building in the background. Not even James Caan could save this film for me. I’ll try again, but I don’t … Continue reading The Reading Eagle in the Background
Agatha Christie is not especially known for her humor. In her script for the play Witness for the Prosecution there are perhaps two or three lines that might draw laughter from the audience; it took Billy Wilder to add some real comic moments to that property. Her Hercule Poirot novels tend to be rather humorless except … Continue reading Evans Who?
“When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.” —Isaac Asimov