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The Great Toilet Paper and Chopped Liver Panic of 2020

Lately I’ve been contemplating what I consider vital needs. Things I can’t live without. Safe shelter, electricity in that safe shelter, water. And, yes, toilet paper — although a good friend of mine is abjuring toilet paper in favor of … Continue reading

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Events in the time of Covid

How miniaturized, how insignificant personal events, i.e., things to talk about with friends, have become. This is what struck me this morning, as I decided to put on my spring cotton trousers instead of my velvet, i.e., winter ones. It … Continue reading

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I was an April Fool

Here’s what happened: In the morning, while reading the internet mag called West Side Rag, I saw something startling. It seemed that the Landmark Commission had determined to landmark a building scaffold and sidewalk shed in my neighborhood. There was … Continue reading

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