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Three Centuries of Humor Anthologies

I'm teaching a class in American humor writing this semester, and the first decision I had to make was where to start, chronologically. Most observers believe that...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Aug. 31, 2014
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Dock Ellis "Dockumentary" Debuts This Week

Last month I wrote a piece about Dock Ellis, the former major-league pitcher...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Sep. 4, 2014
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Vikram Chandra's "Geek Sublime" and 10/3 event at Kepler's

In July I wrote about the Bombay gangster novel ==I Sacred...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Sep. 21, 2014
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Up Until Now

I was playing basketball recently and the first couple of shots I took didn't go in. It just wasn't going to be my night I thought. That happens sometimes. Nothing's...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 23, 2013
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"Just enough is as good as a feast"

That's a little piece of advice I received once, and it never rings as true as it does around Thanksgiving time. Ah Thanksgiving: a time when families come together...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 23, 2013
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The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin

If you've ever browsed the gift shop of a California state park, historical site, or museum, you've seen Malcolm Margolin's work. Books published by

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 30, 2015
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

I just finished reading (belatedly) Meg Wolitzer's 2013 bestseller The Interestings. I want to break the long silence...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jul. 7, 2015
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What to do when half your book is dead

(continued from "A Pantser Brought to Heel") In an hour-long phone call, my...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 19, 2016
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New Year's Resolutions re. eating healthy and exercising, don't usually work

Over at the Ross Rd YMCA this Monday 12/23 morning and I noticed that there were a lot less folks working out. School's out, so maybe that's the reason. But no,...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 23, 2013
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Forget You're Reading This

My wife was skeptical when I showed her the Advance Reader Edition of my new novel,

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Feb. 9, 2016
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Anyone Interested in Joining a FREE Boot Camp?

Today I drove up to Alamo Sq Park in SF and joined in with an awesome group of hugging folks who like to get together every Wed morning at 6:30am (and then again...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 1, 2014
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Cheating in Palo Alto High Schools: Is there a solution?

The Post's article today (Sept 9, 2015) on concern over cheating in the public high schools (wonder how it compares with private schools?) brings to a harsh light...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 9, 2015
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FREE Home Repair Assistance for Peninsula & SV Home Owners

Rebuilding Together Peninsula and Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley are two non-profit agencies who are "...devoted to providing critical home repairs and...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 22, 2015
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Boomer U. Expo Drew an Age-Diverse Crowd

Boomer U. Expo last Sat. at Mitchell Park Community Center was well attended. Manning the Webster House booth all day I noticed that the mean age of the attendees...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 6, 2016
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Stanford Assistive Technology Course – Open to the public – A Rolling Opportunity

One of the hidden gems happening every January – mid-March on Stanford campus is David Jaffe’s Perspectives in Assistive Technology (ENGR110/210) course....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 8, 2016
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Radio Show, Katz's Corner, Focused on Men's Health Particularly Prostate Health

You (men) hit 50/55/60 and you are getting your PSA checked to see if you have prostate-related issues, particularly prostate cancer. According to the ACS, men should...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Aug. 10, 2016
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MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES: DISCOVER HOW OPEN ENROLLMENT COULD SAVE YOU MONEY

Bruce Ackermann (who works as a Personal Financial Assistant for Seniors) advises us to discover how we might save thousands of dollars during Medicare’s...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 21, 2016
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Speak to Dr Katz without getting up at 4am in the morning

As a followup to a recent post about the Katz's Corner radio call-in show out of NYC (very gratified to see that it was of interest to nearly 20,000 readers),...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 27, 2016
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FREE: Opportunities to Join in With Assistive Tech Program at Stanford

I mentioned this Stanford course last year and it’s starting up again tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 4:30pm. The first session will be a course overview....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 9, 2017
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STACK CARE - an "Illuminated" Innovation for Assisted Living Residents Health via Lighting

There's a lot of existing, new and up-coming technology options that can help seniors who need some assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) to live...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 27, 2017
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