My name is Mark Kaplowitz. I wrote all the posts on this site. This page used to contain a witty blurb about my life and how I started this blog. But I just read it out loud for the first time in years, and it wasn’t all that witty, so I cut it. You’ll have to imagine my real life, unless you actually know me. And in that case I am sorry.

So there’s really not much to say here, except maybe to add a little commentary. For example, WordPress selected the following three posts to be Freshly Pressed:

Remember When Cameras Used Film? (1/19/2011)

Remember When You Could Bring Lip Gloss on an Airplane? (3/7/2011)

Remember When There Was Only One Type of Post-It Note? (7/25/2012)

These and some of my other posts are available in a short ebook that I published on Amazon, When Cameras Used Film. Or you can read them all here.

I also wrote a guest post about Z. Cavaricci pants for Clay Morgan’s The Life and Times of Gen X.  And I wrote “My First Grade Teacher Must Have Had Stock in Crayola” for  Renée Schuls-Jacobson’s Lessons From Teachers and Twits.

Thank you for stopping by.

13 thoughts on “About

  1. Random question – do you still try orthodox? My girlfriend is Jewish but (obviously) not orthodox. But the orthodox members of her family certainly provide a good deal of humor to our lives! I bet you got some great material there. 🙂

    1. I am no longer practicing orthodox Judaism but I did certainly learn a lot and broaden my horizons, as they say. I’m still trying to figure out a way to write about my experience.

    1. Thank you. I’m so glad you like it. Please come back anytime. I’m not always as quick as I’d like to be about responding to comments, but I do get there. Thanks again!

  2. I am thrilled Mark to have found your witty blog. Hey, is it fair to say that you gained a ton of life experience working at that convenience store? It’s a great way to learn about humankind. Anyhow, I am looking forward to reading more. Thanks Mark.

    1. My stint behind the cash register was more educational than a semester’s worth of reading lists and term papers – and a lot funnier, too! Glad to have you along, Mz Zoomer. Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to comment anytime. -Mark

  3. HI,
    Found you via Diana’s Friday pick. I’m very curious about your decision to not follow Orthodox Judaism- my sons have become Orthodox after being raised secular. Were you raised Orthodox?
    I’m trying to write about the whole thing and would love to talk to you.
    my email is lisakwinkler@gmail.com

    1. I was raised secular as well, and had virtually no contact with Orthodox Judaism until I tried it myself. I will email with more details. Thanks for stopping by – glad to hear you found me through Diana.

  4. Hello Mark. This may make you cringe, but your dad turned me on to your site just the other day. As you know (I think) he and I are first cousins – his mom and my mom being sisters. That makes you my first cousin once removed, but we’ve never met as far as I can remember. I didn’t know we had such humorous writers in the family. Keep up the good work. I’ll tune in from now on.

    1. Hello Phil, and thanks so much for stopping by. It’s always great to meet a cousin, so I’m glad my dad reached out to you. Thanks for the encouragement! Hopefully I’ll have stuff worth reading:) – Mark

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