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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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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...
I had my annual physical exam and got great marks on everything and my doctor flirted with me, so what’s not to like. I used the laides’ room and there was a sign there to pee in a cup write your ...
I have gotten, over the course of my late life career as a writer to newspapers, some calls from people who look me up and tell me they like what I have written. It always gives me a lift when perfect...
I’ll start with the small stuff …An egret got into our pool cage, apparently through a loose screen at the top. He flounced around batting his wings against the screen, looking for a way out. I pr...
I spent inauguration day totally avoiding the event and news programs that would highlight it. In the evening, Ed and I drove to a new Polish restaurant for dinner. The car radio was on NPR and I can ...
Rachel Maddow spoke about this last night (1/4/17) and I got this from Politicus in my e mail. She also had as a guest one of the co-authors of the document referred to here, Ezra Levin, a former Cong...