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Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.


don't believe the hype

people would rather
believe lies than honesty
pyramid schemes

Sociopaths run the world
and they always will
unless we stop them

looking for targets
tv was part of his name… 222 more words


Ekstra News ain der East Side! (1908)

© AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plants & Structures, Eugene de Salignac. Spotted at Distractify.

I love this photo, titled “Workers dig along Delancey Street, 1908.” It was taken a year before my father was born, and reflects a New York of which I only experienced whispers as I was growing up there in the 50s and 60s. 87 more words


Who Was Talmed Metumtam? An Introduction

A Brief Introduction

A founding member of the turn-of-the-century group of Yiddish writers who were known as the Absurdelekh, my great-grandfather wrote nearly three hundred short stories and a novel in his lifetime, all under the pen name Talmed Metumtam. 1,297 more words


The Identity You Can't Escape From

I had the pleasure of  interviewing a couple, Bob and Miriam Mamlin. They’ve been married for sixty-seven years; Miriam is ninety and Bob is “almost ninety”. 836 more words

Matzoh Balls the Day Before Passover

Four weeks ago, pat self on back for being the only person in the family whose matzoh balls are worth anything. This is why you are always asked to make them. 1,006 more words


De Fir Kashas - Ma Nishtana in Yiddish

Tatta, ich vil d’fraigen de fir kashes (Father, I will ask the four questions.)

Question 1

Alla nacht fun a ganz yar (All of the rest of the year) 174 more words