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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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When Ed and I packed up our New York apartment, we filled up a couple of cartons with our liquor and most of it is still sitting in the garage. We hadn’t been using it much because Ed stopped drinki...
In New Bedford, Mass., police put a program in place to protect children from child molesters. Since their township does not allow signs, they mandated that all registered sex offenders have their lig...
I guess the poem I wrote the year I lost Jay is kind of parochial. But here it is anyway. play me an old song, recapture the past, remind me once more of things that will last, think of us as we were ...
I just bought a pair of silver leather low boots to enhance my white witch halloween costume, with the fond hope that someone, anyone, will invite me to a costume party. Have to work on that. They wer...
I don’t like to tie shoelaces, so I flop around unless it’s really important. Well, now that I am wearing low boots, I do tie them. I don’t like to empty the dishwasher. I don’t like clearing ...
Ed was streaming a documentary about the Rockefellers and I was watching too. It reminded me of a connection to the family I experienced when I worked for the New York Times Syndication Sales. We had ...
I took my computer in to Cee Monday morning. Good thing I was first because she gets very busy. Anyway, it took two hours and I waited, and she was able to copy my hard drive and then transfer it to a...
I'm using Ed’s computer. Mine wasn’t booting up properly. I’d get a screen that included a line that said something about imminent failure. And if you pressed the F1 key, the boot would continue...
Ed and I evacuated inland to the outskirts of Punta Gorda to our good friends Jean and Danny. They have a large house and gave us a bedroom and we holed up for Irma and there was no guarantee we would...
If you are a woman, you may have noticed ads on line for miracle skin care creams that reverse those lines and make you look like a teen again. Various celebrities – Kate Middleton, Betty White, Joa...
I have a white terrycloth man’s bathroom I use. It has a blue legend on the back that says “I’m Preferred” that was a premium offered by the bank that Jay and I used in New York. Don’t ask m...
This phish I got in my e mail is so priceless that I had to post it. I forwarded it to Spam@uce.gov and then deleted it as spam. I hope they can get these guys. It’s tempting to respond and tell the...
I like to watch TV while on the treadmill, and I often choose programs that are fun and not political, and my favorites are the house reno shows and the great transformations these people do. The comm...
Well, my computer keyboard finally died. About three months ago, I spilled coffee on it. Then I cleaned the keys, then I tried it out, and I couldn’t capitalize using the left shift key and that was...
When I got to highschool, age 13, in 1944, the first thing I did was to join the riding club. My sister had joined the year before. Every Friday, school closed at 1:00 and we were allowed to pursue on...