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A PD Blog: What’s It All About? … Alpha

     Ever heard of alpha-synuclein?  Ever heard of Lewy bodies?   They’re proteins (actually, Lewy bodies consist of alpha-synuclein).  These abnormal deposits develop in brain cells and are now believed to most likely be a...

Part V: (This portion of the “Evolutionary History of Ping Pong” has been expunged. Lao Du wishes to particularly express his apologies to those using sandpaper rackets for this unforeseen development.)

Editor’s Note:  After careful consideration, and with no desire to squelch or censor free speech and first amendment rights, a decision has been made to foreclose the final edition (Part V) of Lao Du’s alleged  history of ping pong.  This judgement, to...

Part IV – Ping Pong in The Metal Ages

     In the Bronze Age (beginning 3000 BC), the rackets were so heavy you needed two hands to hold them, thus leading to a rather bizarre and unhygienic spitting of balls from the mouth in order to serve and to begin a point. The calamitous result...

The Ping Pong Microcosm

    Recently I have experienced a rather depressing phenomenon, something extraordinary for me in that I had not been through something like this that keeps on repeating.  It’s this:  I find myself ahead in a game, maybe 8-3 or 9-3 – in other...

Moaning and Bemoaning

Maybe I live in another world, another time.  I got a friend who has started calling me Retro Man, but I don’t care.  I know I can’t bring back Whitney Reed (and amateur tennis from the late 50's), but I can’t identify with any of these keh-zillionaires on those grass...

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