End of January 31 Column (No. 810)
Right Column Redux: Schindler Jingle/Dream of a Lifetime

This and That

New Wolfe Humor
Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe is back with some notes on the end of the Dr. Oz show: From Vaccine Envy To Peter Pan Syndrome

Brian Rehrig Obituary
My college buddy Brian Rehrig lived a full life; just not enough of it.
Near Death Vs. Close to Death
I realized after posting the item “Near Death Experience” recently that the phrase has a specific meaning: a long white tunnel, looking down on your body from above, and so on. That is not what I had in 2007 on Interstate 680. I came close to death, a different experience, involving a loud noise (the airbag) and a mark on my chest (seat belt).

USPS Praise: Not So Fast

I praised the USPS for its work in distributing Covid test kits, before I learned that an error in the signup form disenfranchised the 15% of Americans who live in apartment buildings―only the first person to sign up in each apartment house actually got to order a kit. Having made a few testing errors myself, I empathize, but it was still a dumb move.


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