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Retired from the New York Times. Non-professional ballet dancer creaking through private workouts, serious classical pianist, sketch artist of sorts, fulminator on issues, in-your-face essays, feisty but manageable. Mostly a nice person. From time to time, a fanged, shaggy carnivore.

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What I have lately been contemplating is an America that gives opportunity to the many and those who make itto the very top, turn the backs on those who are not able to do the same and turn into greed...
Go home Nobel Laureates, give up future efforts, whosits has designed a shirt that looks good untucked. His life had no meaning, he was depressed, lost, unshaven, a broken man, and then, oh, then, he ...
The phishers are at it again. I have gotten in the past week two e mails from third world countries telling me I have been chosen to receive a great sum of money and all they need is my banking info, ...
Toni and I went to the movies at the Bell Tower last Tuesday. They were showing My Cousin Rachel, which is from a novel by Daphne du Maurier that I have never read. There are two other versions, one w...
Here’s a heads up regarding on-line web sites that offer free samples, and they only need your credit card no. for the postage. Although I should know better,I wasn't thinking when I sent for a free...
said Ed when I recalled an incident from my early childhood. My parents wanted to have my teeth checked. I was about 5 years old. They took me to a free clinic in the Cook County Hospital Medical comp...
I was sick in early April and thought I was done for the season, but four days ago developed a mild fever, bronchial involvement, got weak, then got weaker, then coughed up a lung and couldn’t sleep...
My friend, Julie, who managed to retire from the public school system before being driven to become a serial murderer of teen-age boys, came down from Brooklyn for four days. We hung out and talked ou...
I often get e mails that have one line in the body of the e mail. It is all caps,very flashy, usually in color, with a provocative message. Nothing else on the page. Today it was TRUMP PHARMA’S NIGH...
Hey, sweet things, I hate to sound needy, but no one commented on my last post, and I was kinda hoping to get some feedback. xx, T...
An off week with me coming down with something that developed over the course of Monday, lots of ague, total loss of energy, took Tylenol, warm bath, went to bed. So bad I skipped ‘getting ready for...
Some of you may remember social norms of the past which were inconvenient and repressive.The recent heat Jeri complained about, brought up old memories. In my 20s, I worked for the Chicago Convention ...
Our friends, Jean and Danny, who adopted Buster, my late friend John’s West Highland Terrier, had to put him down yesterday in the face of a diagnosis of a massive cancerous tumor in his intestines....
I was born with a Greek name. The closest English spelling is Hareikleia Triantafilopoulou. Poulou is the feminine ending. The masculine ending is poulos. When my sis and I were enrolled in school, th...
Ed has a life philosophy that relies on getting the last scintilla of service out of anything before letting it go. So when his Mazda was being driven without air conditioning, several attempts to fix...