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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

November 24, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! For the first time in years my family will not be having traditional turkey at our house. We’ve been invited to spend the day with friends, and this is a good thing. A year ago, the meal had been prepared and was ready to go at the humble Mason home. The table […]

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BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

November 19, 2009


What a wild week. Did you hear about CNN reporter Emily Chang? She was detained in China by the authorities for wearing a T-Shirt that had been banned by the state government. It showed a picture of Barack Obama dressed as Chairman Mao. Ms. Chang was released after she convinced the Chinese authorities that no […]

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IF IT’S TUESDAY THIS MUST BE…

November 10, 2009


I sent my travel schedule to a psychiatrist today.  Because my schedule is INSANE! Tuesday, November 3: I flew from Philadelphia to Seattle, Washington this morning. (My second trip to Seattle in 2 days) Got off the plane, drove up to Everett, Washington, where I spent an hour in the Gold’s Gym, and then drove out […]

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THE ADVICE ISSUE

November 3, 2009


Hi, everyone. Here is some free advice for all the readers of “The Week-In-Rear-View-Mirror.” For those of you who want to be leaders, here is a quick and easy way to gain a large following: drive on a major highway or freeway. Get in the left-hand lane. Drive EXACTLY the speed limit, not a bit […]

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NoCal!

October 28, 2009


I was in Northern California last Saturday (thank you everyone in Hanford!). While there I was amazed to learn a story that has haunted me ever since. I had to share it with you. Just outside of Yosemite National Park, anthropologists discovered an enormous statue of “Sasquatch.” The structure was hand-carved entirely out of coal, […]

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