Posts Tagged ‘Michael Dorn’

Happy Passover and/or Easter and/or (my personal favorite) April Fool’s Day! I am working on my next post which, apropos of being half-Jewish/half-Christian (and 100% non-observant, Agnostic, lapsed vegetarian — but those are stories for other posts), deals with the different ways that Jews and Christians use a certain word. In the meantime, please check out my new […]


3KRAEQSK9W2Z [Yeah, I know… sorry about the 2 month gap between posts.  No excuses… just took a break.  Anyway, I’m back.] Oh, those wacky Germans – they sure do have a knack for inventing words.  Consider these fine examples: Blitzkrieg – A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and land forces [Blitz, lightning + Krieg, […]


[To recap:  This is the story of my first rock concert and the meshugaas that preceded it.  In Part 1, I argued with my parents – I wanted to go to Berkeley with 3 friends to see Bob Dylan perform, but they said no.  The resolution: One of my friends’ parents would drive us to the […]


[To kick off 2010, here is the first half of the long but (I hope) amusing story of my first rock concert and the meshugaas that preceded it.]           Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear – November 1965, about a month before my 16th birthday.            My attention had been focused on that great adolescent […]


[I’m bidding adieu to 2009 in English Major mode.] Lake Superior State University in Michigan has released its annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.1 While “shovel-ready” topped their list, I was happiest to see their call for banishing all “czars.” I have always hated this […]


Here’s another story about an unusual situation my wife and I encountered while traveling, that happened in part because of Robin’s multiple sclerosis.   About 15 years ago, Robin and I took a vacation in New Mexico.  We absolutely loved it.  You have to love a state that not only has the roadrunner as its Official State Bird […]


[I apologize for the month-long gap between posts.  Back on September 25th, while on vacation in Monterey, California, I’d written:  “I started a great story about my wife and me going to a rock concert in Italy.  That post will appear soon.  But, as the cliché goes ‘shit happens.’” Little did I realize just how […]