Blog Creation Date: February 8, 2009
On the Boardwalk
The Brainless Summer
Nothing Really Big Ever Happened Here
As a graduate student in linguistics at SDSU in the spring of 1982, the guest speaker at our spring colloquium was Joseph Greenberg, a noted specialist in language universals and language typology. Like many such specialists, he had a particular ...
Pine Cone Hand Grenades
Valentine's Day? Bah! Humbug!
Superior, and the Magic Triangle
Christmas of '87
The Cuban Crisis
Happenings Four Decades Time Ago
The Cookie Jar
Mustard Flowers and Licorice Plants
On the last day of last month, on the other side of the continent from our San Diego, not far from the Atlantic coast of our nation's only tropical mainland state, an older middle-aged man was encountered in his car, ...
The Kid Who Cried
Only in the '70s Were the '60s Uncool
Toot a Hollow Horn
The house sits quietly, looking like it always did. Occasionally the wind chime in the backyard sounds. I go there a lot, so that it won't seem abandoned. I do most of the work related to the estate there; don't ...
Alone in the Wide Wide World
My dad passed on last Tuesday, June 21st, following mom by a month short of five years. He was 90 and had lived a good life, almost exactly half of it in the family house in Rolando that we'd moved ...
The Rain Dance
At The Fair