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Getting your kids to eat fish

Believe me, I’ve heard every excuse, including the frustratingly irrefutable “it’s fishy.” No kidding guys, it’s fish – what did you expect it to taste like? But I’m here to tell you how to get your kids to eat and … Continue reading

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How to cook like my Nagymama

My grandmother, like a lot of people’s grandmothers I suppose, didn’t use recipes. But she was a great cook. She lived with us on-and-off when I was a kid and the simple Hungarian meals she made were absolutely the best. … Continue reading

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Who said necessity is the mother of invention?

I happen to be a great believer in American ingenuity – particularly when it comes to products we don’t really need. The great nation that brought forth the pet rock and pre-made peanut butter jelly sandwiches without the rind has … Continue reading

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Cruising

As usual, my vacation plans were a tad overambitious. Realizing that two weeks spent in Canada and Maine would be heavy on activities not able to be enjoyed by everyone in the family and rustic locales that would have caused … Continue reading

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Asteroids

I got a request from the friend of a friend a couple of weeks ago to write a short freelance piece about, of all things, asteroid mining. Not exactly right up my alley, but he said they wanted to look … Continue reading

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The new (and improved?) adventures of Tintin

Blistering barnacles! When I heard a couple of years ago that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson would be making a feature film about Tintin, my initial reaction was a mix of eager anticipation and mild dread. Though I’m no Tintinologist, I’ve read and … Continue reading

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Greater fuels or greater fools? (part 2)

So if your eyes didn’t glaze over reading about neutrinos, hydrinos and doofusinos in my last post, you may be wondering why I think promoters of revolutionary new energy sources may be bullshitters rather than liars. And what’s the difference … Continue reading

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Greater fuels or greater fools? (Part 1)

By now most of you have heard about some astounding new discoveries that may prove Einstein was wrong about a critical assumption – that nothing can exceed the speed of light. Whether or not further experiments corroborate the findings about neutrinos, … Continue reading

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Bandi

Tomorrow is my great uncle Bandi’s 100th birthday. When I mention to friends or neighbors that I’m traveling to Hungary to help him celebrate the occasion along with dozens of his friends and relatives the usual response I get is … Continue reading

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Prius envy

If F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous (and apocryphal) line that “the rich are different from you and me” were updated from Paris in the twenties to Hollywood today then Ernest Hemingway’s reply might have been” “Yes, they can afford to be … Continue reading

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