Robert Strauss


Reflections of a ‘Pussycat Dad’

By Robert Strauss

Reflections of a ‘Pussycat Dad’
When my elder daughter, Ella, was about 11, she worked up the courage to join our summer swimming pool’s diving team, despite being a carrier of the family gene for aquaphobia.Read More


The Sultan of Stats

By Robert Strauss

Harvey Pollack was home from the service for only a few months when Bob Geasey, the public and sports information director at Temple University, from which Harvey had graduated with a degree in journalism, asked for some help keeping statistics for a few college basketball games at Philadelphia’s old Convention Hall.Read More


By the Ocean, as a Famous Name Returns, Mostly Memories Remain

By Robert Strauss

By the Ocean, as a Famous Name Returns, Mostly Memories Remain
In mid-20th-century Atlantic City, there was nothing like Teplitzky’s for the Jewish tourist. Mostly, those tourists came from Philadelphia, Baltimore or New York, maybe for a week, maybe for a weekend, maybe only for Cousin Sammy’s wedding.Read More



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