Monthly Archives: November 2011

family members on facebook

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< Dear Brian:  The following two lists are family members on facebook.  The people on the first list are not my facebook friends, and reviewing this list represents some heartache … Continue reading

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I’ll stand ready

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< I knew Brendan Thomas O’Toole as a pedicab driver, and I didn’t like him.  Common wisdom would say I should remain silent on this occasion, but if one of … Continue reading

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more Italian than Italians

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< Dear Drew:  Thank you for accepting my friend request.  The death of my father-in-law, Haruki Miyajima came at the beginning of this holiday season, which sent me searching for … Continue reading

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most peole are quiet

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< Dear Diwakar aka Jin Kazama: Last night, morning in India, on the phone I told you about my passengers from Bangalore, and you wanted to talk to them, and … Continue reading

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chess with an Indian

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< Dear Adam:  Jin plays chess, and he would like to play you.  I told him about http://www.itsyourturn.com, but I don’t know your username.  Can you help?  Sincerely, Tom >>> … Continue reading

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Today’s’ New York Times, Lauder and taxes

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<< http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/business/estee-lauder-heirs-tax-strategies-typify-advantages-for-wealthy.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper  The aforementioned link is a very-long report of the aggressive efforts of Mr. Lauder to avoid tax, and the final paragraph reads: “It’s admirable when people back their … Continue reading

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Fulvio and Mr. Miyajima

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel <<<  Dear Hajime:  Hana and I tried to call your friend Fulvio tonight, but the number we have expired.  I have this sense he should know about your dad’s death, … Continue reading

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