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Bob Mendelsohn
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Turning 64 didn't slow me down any
Turning 64 didn't slow me down any

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I'm the prodigal 
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Happy new year?

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Tu Bishvat and a missed opportunity
This is a Hebrew phrase, tu bishvat, and is the date of today's holiday (think "July 4th" or "MayDay.") And it's a very minor holiday we note and celebrate today. The name of the holiday is simply the date --"Tu" is spelled "tet-vav", and the letter tet has...

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You don't always know...

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You don't always know...
The symbol Co at the end of the sign for "Sydney Theatre" was clearly an abbreviation for "Company." But what if you saw the letters, "C O" anywhere else? It could mean in care of, as in an envelope address "Martin Schwartz c/o Sylvia Goldblossom." What abo...

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February 2, 1995

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22 years ago today...
...I love to tell this story. It happened here in Sydney, on our first trip to this sunburnt country. We arrived around Australia Day, 26 January, into Melbourne, and our good friend Kameel Majdali met my wife Patty and me at the airport. We were a bit trav...

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Finding rest in the crowds

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Summer in the City
Sydney is home to over 4.5 million people and during the holidays tens of thousands of visitors joined our ranks helping to flood the economy and the public transportation system. The retailers were happy; the restaurants overflowed with customers; it's a f...

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A study in a genealogy and prostitutes
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