Category Archives: Personal reflections

Debating Diversity

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I had a boss once who was an old-time basketball guy. He’d coached tons of kids, black and white, male and female. Sometimes he’d talk about how the old coaching techniques were irrelevant to the modern day … Continue reading

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At Action Park

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I was tickled to see some reminiscences of Action Park show up in my Facebook feed this morning. Do any UR readers remember Action Park? You probably need to have grown up in the New York/New Jersey area … Continue reading

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Three Waffles In Three Days

Eddie Pensier writes: (with apologies to Neil Finn) Three waffles in three days So indulgent, breakfast, dinner, either works well Sweet above and crisp below Syrup dribbles in the pockets sitting on my plate, Even if it’s getting cold Gorgeous … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Mama Pensier, c. 1965

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Crowd-Parenting

Eddie Pensier writes: Upon boarding my Virgin Australia flight to the USA, the following message tsk-tsked at me from the launch screen of my seat-back video: There are a few important points to remember while using the System. We’re in … Continue reading

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Trattoria Machiavelli

Eddie Pensier writes: On my just-concluded trip to New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, I indulged myself in food and drink on a truly Lucullan scale. One restaurant we visited, Machiavelli on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was the destination … Continue reading

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Creepshot or Not?

Paleo Retiree writes: This young lady was walking along the sidewalk in front of me … Her sundress was hiking up … Does my snap of her qualify as a Creepshot? Some arguments pro and con, or so it seems … Continue reading

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The Metro Theater

Eddie Pensier writes: Blowhard, Esq.’s recent post on the glorious Art Deco Pantages Theater brought to mind another theater of the same era in New York that has unfortunately been a casualty of New York’s notorious real estate developer wars: … Continue reading

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Gin Soaked Boy

Fenster writes: I drink a bit too much for someone with my family history.  Suffice it to say here that there have been some things in the family past involving Swedish genes, three-day alcoholic benders in cheap Worcester hotels, sub-zero … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

Glynn Marshes writes: I find this heartening. In an op-ed on France for the LA Times, Pascal Bruckner cites fear as one of the most significant factor’s in that country’s unsettling decline. For the French have become afraid of everything: … Continue reading

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