Monthly Archives: February 2013

Italians still don’t know

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« The Italians voted on Sunday and Monday, which means the polls closed more than twenty-four hours ago, and they still don’t know who their next leader will be. »» … Continue reading

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Who are you?

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Anthony Bourdain is a Travel Channel celebrity chef, and he opens No Reservations with, “I’m hungry for more” Dear kind listeners: You have reason to wonder why you get … Continue reading

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sunny San Diego to London

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear Brian: I think it’s best to consider the soft phone as half of the other rates we talked about, so for a twenty minute call to London it’s … Continue reading

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the voice of my teenage son

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« I am choosing January 15, 2015 as the date I most recently heard my teenage son’s voice.  Often weeks pass when my calls do not get to him, but … Continue reading

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US and Italian elections

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« The Italian election confuses me, and even plug-in Italian amico Diego could not simplify it in an walk-to-the-bus express call.  The US election confuses foreigners, so here’s my simplification: … Continue reading

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Sean’s star power

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear Che: Thank you for the reply, and for remembering me and my wife, Hana from the Port ‘O Call, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.  You may also remember … Continue reading

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two dears

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Dear kind person at Starbucks: Thank you for the reply.  I understand the foursquare problem on your website is foursquare’s failure and not a Starbuck’s problem.  The Seattle Coffee … Continue reading

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