Issue #108 : Adieu, Ennui


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I was bored one evening and decided there wasn’t a chance in hell for the weariness of ennui to turn me into a blubbering idiot if I just listened to […]

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Issue #107 : Opposite Effects


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I remember when my parents used to talk about the struggles of living during the Great Depression. People out of work, hoping to find jobs where none were. When her […]

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Issue #106 : Marvelous Mr. Deen


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Marvelous Mr. Deen Hollywood will soon produce a movie about my favorite high school teacher — actually, my favorite teacher — Mr. Stan Deen. The movie, “Brave the Dark,” will […]

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Issue #105 : A distance, vast


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A distance, vast The day I am writing this, I am 57 miles from home. I am 57 miles from home every working day. It’s too far. The day I […]

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Issue #104 : Harlan and Me


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Harlan and Me The great American writer Harlan Ellison called me, a few times. I would answer and listen carefully, of course. On June 28, we lost a Giant of […]

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Issue #103 : Better Mileage


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Recently, Consumer Reports noted that almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles and beyond, if you’re willing to throw money at it. Here are the 10 cars that […]

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Issue #102 : The Fans No Longer With Us


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Everybody knows the Andrews’ extended household is one big, demented, crazy, nutball Philadelphia Eagle household. On Feb. 4, we saw something we thought we were never going to see in […]

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