Tag Archives: H.L. Mencken

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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Why I Hate Metrocards.


The New York transit system uses a flexible card called a Metrocard.  Now we have the Sun Go Card in Tucson, and L.A. has the tap card.  The latter two work like charms.  You tap and go. But no, New … Continue reading

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Kendall Jones


You may have read about her.  Texas Tech Cheerleader and African big game hunter.  I enjoyed it when she discussed one of my favorite Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt.  He was a big game hunter,e, now you have your real live Buffy, … Continue reading

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Why Do I Need to Speak English?!


OK, I will be honest, I speak Brooklyn.  Yes, English is a second language, but now as a middle aged writer, I never thought see the day, when I would correct other peoples’ grammar.  Am I just becoming old and … Continue reading

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Ah Sarcasm and H.L. Mencken.


I scared myself.  With my sarcastic look at life, I may grow up to be the Twenty-first Century H.L. Mencken.    Mencken, the scribe of Baltimore.  (There have been other Baltimore scribes, they do have a newspaper you know, it’s … Continue reading

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