Monthly Archives: April 2011


Third visit to the JFK cafeteria: this time for the seventh annual Z-Games, a.k.a the 2011 Northeast Regional Yo-Yo Contest. The room is filled with mostly boys and their families and yo-yos whizzing through series of impossible tricks. As far … Continue reading

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Spring Break Hiatus

Spring break, Passover, and a sick husband can sure wreak havoc on one’s blogging schedule. So, while I get my life back in order, feel free to contemplate some of the odder entries in today’s Daily Hampshire Gazette police report. … Continue reading

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Northampton Moment #2

On Tuesday afternoon, I handed a check to Chuck’s Bar Mitzvah tutor at her home. On Thursday afternoon, I walked into Serio’s Pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Serio’s is a classic, small town, locally owned pharmacy, where apparently, they … Continue reading

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Orthographically Challenged

Four days after the Meltdown, and I’m back at the JFK cafeteria, this time for the Northampton Education Foundation Adult Spelling Bee. I can’t spell. That’s an exaggeration. I probably spell better than most people, but I don’t have the … Continue reading

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Northampton Moment #1

I’m standing in line at the post office. The two women behind me are having a conversation. I don’t know either one. I’m eavesdropping, because there isn’t anything better to do while waiting in line. The first asks, “Are you … Continue reading

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Sure sign that you’re a parent: most of the events you go to are in the middle school cafeteria. Up first – the Meltdown – a family book and music festival hosted by our excellent local radio station. It’s a … Continue reading

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