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vacation pics

March 31, 2007

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I’ll post a narrative account when time allows, but meanwhile here are our pics.

travel day

March 29, 2007

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Before leaving Mt. Laurel, NJ we paid one more visit to Whole Foods and bought food for lunch today and breakfast tomorrow. We had bread and humus and dates for lunch at a picnic table at the Grover Cleveland rest stop on the Jersey Turnpike. We stopped in Riverdale (NW Bronx) to pick a few […]

NY vs. London

March 29, 2007

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This may be of interest to my UK el jay friends: London (The Other New York.)

a quiet day in nj

March 28, 2007

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We had lunch at Whole Foods today and then went for a walk in the woods on the grounds of The Rankokus Indian Reservation. The museum was closed, but the woods were quiet; we saw a pair of white tailed deer. It appears thatthe residents of the reservation live in trailers. Afterward we both had […]

touring philly

March 28, 2007

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Dinner out

March 26, 2007

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This evening we dined at Da Vincenzo in Windsor Terrace a few blocks from home. We’ve eaten here before, and this time was every bit as good as the first. We passed on the prix fix deal and ordered from the menu; we started with the Tri Color Salad, and then shared Tagliatelle al Pesto […]

Paris, TX’s legal double standard (thanks to )

March 24, 2007

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In Texas, a white teenager burns down her family’s home and receives probation. A black one shoves a hall monitor and gets 7 years in prison. The state NAACP calls it `a signal to black folks.’ Free Shaquanda Cotton

pre-pesach vacation

March 24, 2007

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Tomorrow is the only day our cleaning lady is available to help Shoshana kasher our kitchen for Pesach, so starting Monday we will be away for nine days: three days in Mt. Laurel, NJ with day trips to Philadelphia, then three days in western CT where we’ll hike, visit local art museums, and just hang […]

for the tribe

March 24, 2007

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Happy Pesach (9 days and counting)! Enjoy! Manischewitzville

Phillip Roth’s “The Professor of Desire”

March 23, 2007

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On Tuesday I finished reading Phillip Roth’s 1977 novel “The Professor of Desire,” which I enjoyed though I reject the protagonist’s belief that desire on the one hand, and love and happiness on the other, are mutually exclusive. I find it interesting that the book is dedicated to Claire Bloom (Roth’s partner and later wife) […]