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Sincerely Yours, Irvin Feld.

I wish my memory would shut up.

It is not a reliable narrator – either of my past glory, or my past shame.

And it grows less selective and discriminating as time slips by. 597 more words


Excerpts from the New Book: "The Band Wagon Effect in Social Media". By Tim Torkildson.

 Using Social Media To Test Bandwagon Effects

Nailing down the absolute proof of the bandwagon effect might appear to be an elusive pursuit.  It can seem to be the same kind of conundrum as “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”  Is a brand popular because it’s growing, or is it growing because it’s popular? 2,417 more words

Social Media

9 Acrobats Seriously Injured in Fall During Aerial Circus Stunt

A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. 375 more words

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Stop the Presses! Man Attacks Midget!

In 1977 my fortunes were in sore need of repair.  I had just returned from two years of voluntary religious service in Thailand, done at my own expense.  981 more words


Popeye and Cherry Pie; Is That All There Is?

As a rattle-brained boy I had only one ambition when the Minnesota State Fair rolled around in late August, and that was to see the infamous “Popeye” on the Midway.  1,250 more words


Justin Kaplan, Prize-Winning Literary Biographer, Dies at 88. Some Personal Reflections.

The passing of Justin Kaplan reminds me of my own failed attempts at biography.  Explaining someone else’s life is harder than explaining the universe; there are rules and theories for the cosmos, but who can accurately chart the human heart?  757 more words

Personal Essay

Shore Diner: 465 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL

This is definitely the most awesome atmosphere in St. Armands Circle for a drink and a meal. A young, hip crowd, healthy, interesting menu, and really cool decor make this feel like a true gem in the area. 188 more words

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