Lady With A Gun

Lady With A Gun

As a teacher, in keeping with the view of some of the idiots in government, I have asked my family to buy me a 357 Magnum for my upcoming 76th birthday. Given that I can hardly drive at night anymore, it should be interesting to see me aim and try to hit a school...

Death Cleaning

It sounds morbid but I took the advice of this Swedish author and I’m “death cleaning.” I started with my clothes closet last week (at least thirty outfits gone; did anyone want my tie-dye tees? I couldn’t part with my wedding gown yet) and...
A Great Way to Be Dead

A Great Way to Be Dead

I recently attended a funeral at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd and noticed an amazing tombstone, topped with statues of a dog and a cat. I was curious about the deceased and wondered how he managed to get his companion animals buried with him. I inquired...
The Jewish New Year

The Jewish New Year

I love the High Holidays, both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, despite being a devout atheist, because they herald in Autumn, my favorite time of year.  To religious people it’s the year 5778.  I have no idea why, as I must have missed that lesson in Hebrew School,...
The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Be sure to catch Ken Burn’s 10-part documentary, The Vietnam War, on TV.  It is amazing that it was 50 years ago, but I well remember going to Washington to protest with my friend Rob.  When we got home to my apartment at 21st and Spruce we each took a tab of...
Meet Clara

Meet Clara

I needed a lift at reaching 75 and my grandchildren needed another kind of lift, so I bought Clara, a 2018 Crosstrek Subaru, who I named after my maternal grandmother.   I bought Clara for three reasons: She is beautiful and she is possessed of the latest...