Category Archives: Marvin Charton

How I Thought I Was Gonna Get Kicked Out of MOMA.


Yesterday we went to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan on West 53rd Street.  Mom once had a cartoon from the New Yorker, with a class on a class trip and a painting.  The caption is the teacher saying, … Continue reading

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The New York City Subway, Another Layer of Hell?


        It’s August when I’m writing this.  Just going into a subway station is enough to make you sweat.  Stale would consider the air in the New York Subway offensive.  My father, Marvin Charton, used to refer … Continue reading

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Soccer World Cup Brazil Pele and Michael Palin


As the World Cup is in Brazil, I will translate this into Portuguese.  You will have to live with Google Translator for that and any Portuguese speakers can yell at me later.  🙂   Soccer as it’s called in the … Continue reading

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Why I am a New York Mets Fan.


The simple reason would be, that is the team I was raised with.   My parents were Brooklyn Dodger fans and the Mets were the National League replacement.  Bah humbug, American League, upstarts!  (I have to laugh, the lines between … Continue reading

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Some Jewish Humor.


The first was in the Amy Chua, Jed Rubenfeld book, The Triple Package on page 107.  This is from historian Lawrence J. Epstein. A Jewish woman is elected President of the United States.  She wants her mother to come to … Continue reading

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Autism and Health Problems.


A friend, who has Asperger’s sent me the following article.  Click on John Elder Robison to see it. I read it and thought, wow, what I think I always internalized and wondered about, but now know I will go through … Continue reading

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Am I Getting Too Old for Happy Hour?


It was my coworkers birthday, so I joined some of my coworkers for Happy Hour after work.  At fifty-seven, I was the oldest person there.  I was feeling my age.  I reacted the way my father, Marvin Charton, used to … Continue reading

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Saguaro Romance Writers Meeting April 26th, 2014, Firefighter Tony Cota.


This is the blurb from Facebook we had for the meeting.   Chapter Meeting April 26, 2014: DANGEROUS MEN!This month marks our annual “Dangerous Jobs” meeting, where we bring in speakers who experience the sort of adventure we writers like to put … Continue reading

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Political Science and the Brain


I just finished a book by three political science professors, John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith and John R. Alford, called Predisposed, Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences. First I will start with their talk about City College … Continue reading

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Madam, Your Son is Autistic.


Professor Charton, Mrs. Charton, your son is autistic.  My recommendation is you institutionalize him, there’s nothing you can do for him. By that, you should not be reading this post.  Of course the usual response is the Bill Cosby skit … Continue reading

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