Author Archives: Evan Weiner

A Tribute to Grandpa Irv

            No, these girls are not Grandpa Irv. A few months before my grandfather passed away, I went on a trip to Italy with my grandmother, uncle, and cousin. My grandfather begged me to take pictures of the beautiful Italian women for him so he had something to enjoy while… More A Tribute to Grandpa Irv Continue reading

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Man vs. Grandma

For this post I created a movie spoof paralleling “Man vs Wild”. The idea was that spending a few nights at my grandmother’s house was similar to a few nights out in the wild. It was an enormous amount of fun to make, and my grandmother loved being the center of attention. You will notice… More Man vs. Grandma Continue reading

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Interview with the Cousins

Over the course of this blog, I have realized my posts have been less about my grandparents and more importantly about family. I have been privileged enough to be born into a wonderful and loving family that enjoy coming together over the absurdity of my grandparents. My parents, brother, uncles, aunts, and cousins have regularly… More Interview with the Cousins Continue reading

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Weekend with the Grandparents

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to spend a few nights at my grandmothers house with my brother. I did some filming for a future post and I definitely think I struck gold. Granny could be a movie star. She reminds me of Betty White. As soon as the camera was rolling it was… More Weekend with the Grandparents Continue reading

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Grandparents Read the Blog

So my brother decided to blackmail me in the most malicious way imaginable. Some may call it funny, I call it evil. We are heavily involved in a fantasy football league and he threatened to read my blog posts to our grandparents if I did not complete a trade. I love my grandparents, but I… More Grandparents Read the Blog Continue reading

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No Time To Wait: Digital Literacy Needs to be Taught Now

While brainstorming ideas for how to start this online essay I glared into space, praying for some inspiration. Out the window to my right I noticed one of my Spanish classmates walking quickly, eyes glued to his IPhone. To my … Continue reading

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The Womanizer and Marian the Librarian

As you now know, my grandpa Bernie is a massive womanizer. He goes dancing throughout the week and volunteers at a senior citizen home to meet women. My grandfather is a living legend in the Baltimore metropolitan area. He is the talk of women’s book clubs, scrapbooking clubs, bridge clubs, and of course the water… More The Womanizer and Marian the Librarian Continue reading

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Welcome to My Grandparent Stories

HERE I GO! People (my parents) have been telling me that I should create a blog in order to share my thoughts and opinions. Initially, I was flattered, but after deeper consideration I believe they simply used the blog idea to get me to shut-up for a few minutes and write. Well mom and dad,… More Welcome to My Grandparent Stories Continue reading

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Grandma Ida and the Womanizer

          I plan for my blog to be a comical recollection of the absurd conversation I have with my grandmother and my grandfather. My grandma Ida (my mom’s mom) is a European ¬†holocaust survivor and widow … Continue reading

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What makes an excellent blog?

To me, a good blog is all about passion, and an exceptional design of course. Readers want a blog that speaks to them through¬†dedicated, intense, and intelligent writing about a favorite topic. ¬†Readers also need strong visuals to back up … Continue reading

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