Death has never really been the end of my life

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Several years ago an Israeli newspaper published an article in which my father was mentioned in connection to his wartime service in Israel decades ago. …


We are doing more work and getting paid less, both in and out of the office

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You get ready to settle down for a nice, early breakfast before leaving for the office. As you munch on cereal/eggs and toast/cold pizza/[fill in your choice], you realize you’ve already reached the limit of monthly articles your favorite online newspaper allows… and it’s only the first week of May…


Hoarding can also occur in our heads

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More than a century ago — in 1905, to be precise — famed physicist and future Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein published four papers in Annalen der Physik, the prestigious German scientific journal. One of the papers, “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies”, focused on special relatively and introduced the…


0 is a figure, after all…

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I joined Medium on January 19, 2021. I remember that day like it was six weeks ago. It was a chilly Tuesday afternoon in Madrid, Spain. Traces of snow from the biggest blizzard in five decades still covered the streets. …


This lovely four-string instrument couldn’t charm the Spelling Bee

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Yesterday’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


We all need to catch our breath today!

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Yesterday’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


There’s more to this word than the expression “mano a mano”

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Yesterday’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


Historic proof vaccination works and saves lives

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Yesterday’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


Be it in the lowlands or highlands, this antelope is always ignored by the Spelling Bee

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Yesterday’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


This long-tailed brood parasite is truly cuckoo!

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Yesterday’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:

Avi Kotzer

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ― Albert Einstein ▹ My logophile column: https://medium.com/silly-little-dictionary

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