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Steve Mencher
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Loved reading his brave and feisty essay in The New Yorker about the joys and vicissitudes of being 93. There's a link in the story below.
The game he loves has honored the man many say is its finest chronicler. On July 26, the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y., presented the J.G. Taylor Spink Award to Roger Angell, for 50 years of writing about the national pastime. In The New Yorker magazine, and a number of books, Angell shared his passion for a sport he calls “the hardest game to play.” Speaking to the crowd after receiving his award, Angell was grateful: “My …
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Back from the Galápagos this weekend after two weeks - and still processing - here's something I wrote in a rush... but I enjoyed trying to capture the feeling in 750 words.
"The natural history of this archipelago is very remarkable: it seems to be a little world within itself; the greater number of its inhabitants, both vegetable and animal, being found nowhere else....
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Thanks for introducing me to this shop, Pepper. Here's what I wrote about it: http://www.drivethedistrict.com/2014/06/10/coffee-brewed-in-the-cloudsteampunk-tech-take-center-stage-at-dc-coffee-joint/
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our latest storify - go, google car, go!
Google has announced that it's going to make it's own self-driving cars from scratch, rather than modify models by other manufacturers. The company is now building 100 of the newest two-seater prototypes. Top speed: 25 mph.
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The game he loves has honored the man many say is its finest chronicler. On July 26, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., presented the J.G. Taylor Spink Award to Roger Angell, for 50 years of writing about the national pastime. In The New Yorker magazine and in a number of books, Angell shared his passion for a sport he calls “the hardest game to play.” Speaking to the crowd after receiving his award, Angell was grateful: …
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Next thing, brides and grooms will smash each other's faces into their wedding cake...
News, discoveries and … fun 1. Parents are serving “smash cakes” for youngsters to destroy at their birthday parties. (Learn more at Today) 2. About 1 in 5 Americans — some 57 million in all — live in multigenerational family households. (Learn more at AARP) 3. A Chinese woman takes her 88-year-old grandma with her to work every day, sometimes on her back. (Learn more at Daily Mail) >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  4. Beetles killed a …
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Read all about it - a new way of making coffee brings the zing to an Ethiopian bean.
Open just since February, the Washington outpost of Philadelphia's La Colombe is already making its mark. The shop's Alpha Dominche Steampunk coffee maker is the star: it takes a carefully measured...
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We scour the earth each week - finding 11 things we all didn't know but can't wait to share. Join us!
News, discoveries and … fun 1. Google’s latest self-driving car doesn’t have a steering wheel or brake pedal. (Learn more at AARP) 2. Some astronomers insist that the likelihood of life beyond earth is “close to 100 percent.” scientists testified recently. (Learn more at The Independent) 3. Traveling the globe, Biddy the hedgehog is an Instagram sensation. (Learn more at Daily Dot)   >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter 4. If you think that h...
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Probably the worst thing about this news is that it's not surprising.
More than 15 percent of Americans over age 60 — some 9.3 million men and women — experienced the threat of hunger in 2012, according to a report just released by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. From the start of the recession in 2007 to 2012, the number of older people threatened by hunger has jumped 49 percent. The report, based on statistics from the 2012 Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, says the foll...
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write, edit, make media, make change
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  • mensch media
    owner, 1990 - present
  • aarp
    multimedia editor, 1997 - present
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My dad is in the last frame of The Front.
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  • University of Chicago
    1969 - 1973
  • High School of Music and Art
    Music, 1965 - 1969
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Communication/TV, 1983 - 1985
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Theater, 1973 - 1974
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