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"We called them Merry-Go-Rounds as well. I loved them as a kid. Especially the ones that went up and down! Once I entered my 30s, I couldn't tolerate the motion anymore. Not even on the stationary animals and I wouldn't be caught dead…"
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Male, Jewish, in my early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)

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Carousels

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 8:47pm 6 Comments

Since I’ve lived here in the greater Binghamton NY area, I’ve known that locally carousels were a big deal. Today my wife and I had some time so we went to investigate. There are currently about 170 working antique carousels in the US and Canada. Six of those are local to here. 

Why six? This area used to have a major shoe manufacturer called Endicott Johnson in the first half of the twentieth century. One of the Johnson brothers decided that no child should be without the opportunity…

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Aretha died this morning

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 8:17am 4 Comments

We’ve lost Aretha Franklin. I’ve posted about a lot of music deaths on Our Salon but I can’t write this obituary. I’d get too many corrections from Ron. I have to report this as news, though, in case anyone here hasn’t heard yet. 

This is the voice that topped Rolling Stone’s list of Greatest 100 Singers Of All Time. Someone somewhere might have disputed that. I’m more knowledgeable than most people about music and I find the conclusion too obvious to dispute. A slew of Grammies, a…

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An answer to the main question Amy asks in her “Uh....no” post

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

In comparing Jon Wolfman’s take on the Catholic Church’s responsibility for its child-molesting clergy

http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/in-light-of-the-newest-church-pedophilia-scandal-the-church-must

Amy looks at some rabbis who have done awful things and asks:

Why don't the actions of these...men become the responsibility of members of…

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Interference in elections

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 6:31am 6 Comments

I read a post this morning concerning Israeli interference in British elections. I haven’t followed British politics at all but I knew that, given the source, there was no way in Hell we were getting two sides of the story. So I did a bit of checking. 

Let me begin by saying that I do not fault Putin for interfering in American elections, I fault Americans who cooperated with him. I have made this point before more than once. Putin is not sworn to uphold our Constitution. 

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At 1:26am on July 17, 2017, MV Neland said…

Koshersalaami, i always look forward to your posts because they both explain and further challenge. It's a gift. Thx for the invite.

At 11:03am on April 11, 2017, Maui Surfer said…

Yeah, I thought something I commented on had disappeared, but couldn't actually remember what it was for sure! Thanks for the heads up ... lorianne is truly amazing- she's the bomb.

 
 
 

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