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Graham James

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Harry Eyeball

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 5:18 PM

While this really isn't about living in the burbs I thought I should write it down for posterity (whatever that is).

A few years ago our 6 year old, Harry, was diagnosed with something called Brown's Syndrome or as Colleen and I called it "wonky eye." Basically Brown's Syndrome...

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The Best Pork Chop in the World

(7) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 11:28 AM

I've had a lot of pork chops in my time. I don't want to brag but I've eaten pork chops in some of the best restaurants in world, though I can now say that the best pork chop I've ever had, hands-down, bar none, was at the 2011 Iowa State...

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Weekend Warrior

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 10:09 AM

The other day my son Harry asked me if I was a baseball star. Wanting to confuse the boy I immediately said, "Totally," but then I thought better of it and said, "Nah, I'm just a dad who gets to play softball on the weekends." And since we had lost...

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Montclair Beach Club Rules

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 6:24 PM

Let me begin by stating that the Montclair Beach Club is neither a beach nor in Montclair. It's located in neighboring Clifton, NJ, and while there is no beach there are 3-4 swimming pools, depending on how you count the babies pools. There is also a playground, snack bar, tennis...

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The Great Montclair Fire of 2011

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 2:03 PM

Here is the email I received yesterday from my lovely wife Coco... the subject was "Power":

Is out at home. A transformer blew and there was a fire in the alley. Harry and marva called the fire dept. They are over at debbies while smoke clears. No damage to our...

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Let's Talk About Lawn Care!

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 12:14 PM

As per usual we had about a week of spring here in the tri-state area before summer hit us full in the teeth. In between those two seasons we had about 10 days of rain (which is also the name of my Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band). Montclair now looks like...

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Nothing To See Here

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 11:58 AM

Sorry for the delay but I've been thinking about the next blog post for a couple of weeks now and I didn't want to follow up with some lame post on how beautiful the bougainvilleas are this time of year in New Jersey.

I guess the core of the...

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Slap Fight In NYC!

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2011 | 5:49 PM

While this isn't really about living in Montclair, I thought I'd pass along this little Easter Sunday happening.

Our friends just had baby #2 in the city so we decided to load up the family and drive in to 1) see the new kid; 2) go to the old neighborhood;...

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Yes, I Live in New Jersey

(9) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 4:30 PM

Whenever I tell people that I live in New Jersey I get the following response: "oh". It's a short, flat sound that is usually followed by some sound like "mmhph". What they really mean, and really want to say is: "You poor, sad person. You lived in Manhattan for 15...

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