I didn’t know what to make of the man who asked for money saying he wanted to buy food because he was hungry, and he was wearing earbuds.

New Yorkers are not always as tolerant as I would like. Someone made fun of me for eating sushi at a Yankees baseball game.

Why is it that conservatives refer to the Democrat Party but not the Republic Party?

The package for the mini-cucumbers bought at a fancy, and therefore overpriced, food mart was labeled “locally grown in New England.” If those cukes had come from California, Mexico, Peru, or Timbuctoo, wouldn’t they still have been locally grown?

At a different market, the sign above the cucumbers said, “3 for $3.” I was unsure if that was different from a dollar apiece, so I bought three.

Over breakfast at the recent stay at a Virginia bed and breakfast, I met a woman from New York who worked in “wealth management,” a field I only vaguely understand. She said that she had a client worth over $100 million who was very pro-Trump. I asked why he felt that way. I expected the answer to be something along the lines of liking the tax cut and how good it would be for the country, something I have heard from other rich people who will pay tens of thousands dollars less to the government. She said, however, that her client said he was behind Trump because “he felt so disrespected by Obama.”

“Fucked up is the universal condition of man.” Rinker Buck, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey.

In a park or outside an old house, I would come across a hand pump as a kid. Of course, I had to try it. The first couple strokes always seemed hard, but with minimal persistence they became easier. As I pumped, I would wonder if the pump still worked. Was there really water down there? Sometimes the effort produced nothing, but with others, a little water would spurt out. That sight produced a quickened, more forceful stroke. Then larger spurts, and finally, a stream without interruption. These efforts always produced a smile and a sense of accomplishment, a satisfaction that most in a younger generation will never have.

“The speed of light: It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

I didn’t know what to make of the man who asked for money saying he wanted to buy food because he was hungry, and he was wearing earbuds.

 

New Yorkers are not always as tolerant as I would like. Someone made fun of me for eating sushi at a Yankees baseball game.

 

Why is it that conservatives refer to the Democrat Party but not the Republic Party?

 

The package for the mini-cucumbers bought at a fancy, and therefore overpriced, food mart was labeled “locally grown in New England.” If those cukes had come from California, Mexico, Peru, or Timbuctoo, wouldn’t they still have been locally grown?

 

At a different market, the sign above the cucumbers said, “3 for $3.” I was unsure if that was different from a dollar apiece, so I bought three.

 

Over breakfast at the recent stay at a Virginia bed and breakfast, I met a woman from New York who worked in “wealth management,” a field I only vaguely understand. She said that she had a client worth over $100 million who was very pro-Trump. I asked why he felt that way. I expected the answer to be something along the lines of liking the tax cut and how good it would be for the country, something I have heard from other rich people who will pay tens of thousands dollars less to the government. She said, however, that her client said he was behind Trump because “he felt so disrespected by Obama.”

 

“Fucked up is the universal condition of man.” Rinker Buck, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey.

 

In a park or outside an old house, I would come across a hand pump as a kid. Of course, I had to try it. The first couple strokes always seemed hard, but with minimal persistence they became easier. As I pumped, I would wonder if the pump still worked. Was there really water down there? Sometimes the effort produced nothing, but with others, a little water would spurt out. That sight produced a quickened, more forceful stroke. Then larger spurts, and finally, a stream without interruption. These efforts always produced a smile and a sense of accomplishment, a satisfaction that most in a younger generation will never have.

 

“The speed of light: It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

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