Con Chapman
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Ron Powell commented on Con Chapman's blog post As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Con Chapman's blog post As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out
"Close enough."
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Terry McKenna commented on Con Chapman's blog post As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out
"The first guy we just called Kris!"
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out
"  . . . and those names were pronounced "Smith" and "Jones"--correct?"
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Terry McKenna commented on Con Chapman's blog post As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out
"Ok,. maybe this is worth noting.  My mother was born to Polish immigrant parents.  Folks would have last names like Kryzdwa or Czyzewski.  It was easy to see that phonics was not the be all and end all."
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Terry McKenna commented on Con Chapman's blog post As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out
"Good piece.  Have nothing to add.  "
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post Fed Chair: Sports Tchotchkes Next Bubble to Burst
"I'm long on baseball cards and Star Wars commemorative plastic drink cups."
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Terry McKenna commented on Con Chapman's blog post Fed Chair: Sports Tchotchkes Next Bubble to Burst
"A while back, Ohio invested govt funds (pensions etc) in rare coins and collectables.  Republicans too. "
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Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post Some Cry Foul as Skinny Guys Again Dominate Marathon
"They eat all that pasta before the race--and they still keep their slim, girlish figures!"
Apr 18
Foolish Monkey commented on Con Chapman's blog post Some Cry Foul as Skinny Guys Again Dominate Marathon
"goddamned skinny people and their goddamned carbo loading ways.  "
Apr 18
Con Chapman commented on Con Chapman's blog post For One Marathon Runner, Race is Not Always to the Swift
"My favorite marathoner is still Rosie Ruiz, who rode into Boston on the trolley, jumped into the race near the end and finished first.She was subsequently caught but still . . . props for creativity."
Apr 17
Ron Powell commented on Con Chapman's blog post For One Marathon Runner, Race is Not Always to the Swift
"In the United States, the average marathon finishing time in 2014 for men in U.S. marathons was 4:19:27 (9:54/mile pace), according to Running USA. Jun 17, 2016If you have an erection lasting for more than for hours, enter a marathon or, call Peg…"
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Con Chapman is a Boston-area writer, author of two novels, ten published plays, one musical comedy (We Met the Space People!), and The Year of the Gerbil, a history of the '78 Red Sox-Yankees pennant race. He is a frequent contributor to The Boston Herald, Punchnel's, Fictionique and Cronk News.
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Con Chapman's Blog

As "Whole Language" Yuppies Move In, Phonics Junkies are Forced Out

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 5:00am 7 Comments

BOSTON.  The neighborhood here known as the South End has historically been a transitional stop on the way up–or down–the social ladder.  “We got the winos and junkies who lost their last best hope of realizing the American Dream,” says long-time bar owner Michael “Mickey” Flaherty, “and then we got the freshly-minted MBA’s who work long hours and can’t afford the suburbs yet, or ‘yuppie scum’ as I affectionately refer to them.”…

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Ode to a Bespectacled Optometrist Maiden

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 5:53am 0 Comments

Dorothy Parker, just for a lark,

wrote a poem we remember

for what’s now called “snark”:

“Men seldom make passes

at girls who wear glasses,”

rings down through the years

and one guesses its laughter is watered with tears.…

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My Chequered Career With Older Women

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 5:00am 0 Comments

In retrospect, I wasn’t ready to leave home yet. I was full of myself and thought I could handle the wider world that my older siblings had set out to see before me.

But I soon found myself lost, adrift, not knowing how to deal with the many slings and arrows that come flying at you once you set out to make it on your own. I retreated within myself, and became sullen, moody, withdrawn.



“Yer damn right I gargled in the boys’ room!”

 

I…

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Fed Chair: Sports Tchotchkes Next Bubble to Burst

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 4:42am 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned Congress yesterday that a speculative bubble in over-priced sports “tchotchkes” threatens the nation’s fragile recovery, and could hamper more tasteful decorating schemes of female consumers.

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“It was this enormous tacky gew-gaw with a little statue of somebody named Tom Brady.”

 

“Price stability and decorating…

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At 1:26pm on September 3, 2013, ulysses said…

Con, do this story. it will be funny. 

job interview with person who tells their life sob story instead of selling themself.  That would be REALLY funny. 

At 9:34am on July 21, 2013, Emily Conyngham said…

Hey, Con. Nice to be here with you.

At 6:17am on November 28, 2012, Stephen Brassawe said…

I just listened to your interview on ivealwayswantedto.com. (I listened to the ENTIRE INTERVIEW, Con!) Hope to see some of the products of your abnormal brain posted here when you find it impossible to log on elsewhere.

At 5:13pm on November 27, 2012, MarkinKentuckiana said…

Good to see you here Con!

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