Monthly Archives: March 2015

What About Barney Frank?

“I’m used to being in the minority. I’m a left-handed gay Jew. I’ve never felt, automatically, a member of any majority” — Barney Frank I had been planning to do a book review of Barney Frank’s autobiography to commemorate his … Continue reading

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The Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day

Even though he wasn’t going to be in Norfolk on or near his birthday, I still wanted to have a CD and a special gift on hand for Jorge’s next visit.  A few Saturdays ago I selected the music and … Continue reading

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Rationing

During my childhood in the late 1950s and 60s, I remember my grandparents reminiscing about war rationing.  They didn’t just mention it a few times, rationing was brought up quite often.  The official rationing of food, fuel, tires, clothing, and … Continue reading

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Re-evaluation

Aside from sports team loyalty, I don’t have much use for being “true blue” or “dyed in the wool” when it comes to how I view life and formulate my opinions. This point of view is not to be mistaken for … Continue reading

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Japanese Novelties …Floral Friday

It’s fun to stumble across porcelain novelty knick-knacks and pottery at garage sales or thrift shops.  This is a good time of the year to do so because many folks are in the middle of spring cleaning and decluttering.  I sort … Continue reading

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Happy bluejayblog Day

I want to be the first person to wish you and yours a most auspicious, curious, happy bluejayblog Day.  You may be among the many who are unaware of this holiday, so I’ll tell you about this international commemoration. People … Continue reading

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Finding Zero (Review)

Personally, I consider mathematics to be a rather useful albeit, dry, intimidating field of study.  In public school, my grades in arithmetic and math were terrible.  I finally found a truce with the subject in college when I aced Algebra … Continue reading

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