–Arts and letters for the modern age–

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–Arts and Letters for the Modern Age–

Yearbook

Yearbook

It was a big deal that time of the year, when our high school yearbook came out. In truth, it was a big deal all year: when the staff was being determined (you had to be elected to work on the yearbook); while photos for it were being taken; and as the year’s theme...

Yearbook

It was a big deal that time of the year, when our high school yearbook came out. In truth, it was a big deal all year: when the staff was being determined (you had to be elected to work on the yearbook); while photos for it were being taken; and as the year’s theme...

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Childhood with Aba

Childhood with Aba

It’s been several months now, since my father – “Aba” – died, and the memory of these last, difficult years has receded just enough for some of the earlier, happier ones to begin to re-emerge.   Aba loved childhood and was very good with children, and my...

Nothing Applies

Nothing Applies

Wetson’s was a Long Island hamburger chain that was established in 1959 to be a McDonald’s clone, in a market that McDonald’s and Burger King had yet to enter. Once they did, in the early 1970’s, it wouldn’t be long before Wetson’s would go out of business, but at its...

The Varieties of Social Media Experience

The Varieties of Social Media Experience

Hearing how “exhausted” people are. “I bet no one remembers X!” where X is something that easily 80 to 100 million people are well-acquainted with. “Imagine X-ing, Y-ing, and Z-ing,” where X, Y, and Z are things most people (other than the writer) are fine with....