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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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Last Saturday Ed and I went along to Naples with Solveiga so she could look at apartments in advance of her employment in the Naples hospital system starting June 11. The first interview was a bust. N...
I was trying to put stuff away in my dressing room closet and tipped something over and that created a big mess, so, even though it was near midnight, I started re-organizing. What I didn’t want was...
Our friend Toni called to learn how Ed is doing. She said her house was full of smoke because she had been making chicken soup for Ed, nodded off, and burned the soup. I reminded Ed that being ditzy w...
Once Ed got home from his 2nd hospitalization, he stopped eating and drinking, was constantly nauseated, and coughing constantly. The doctor for the hospital told us he didn’t need rehab at a facili...
Last night, despite eating more and drinking more, Ed experienced another severe hypoglycemic episode around 4 a.m. -- inability to talk, just garbled efforts, inability to move. His groaning woke me ...
This was last night …It was 3 a.m. Ed was coughing. He wasn’t reaching for the tissues. I spoke to him, no answer. The coughing continued, then he started groaning and, it seemed, growling which t...
Ed finished his course of antibiotics and then after improving, is again unable to eat nor drink and has vomited when he tries. Also, he is running a low-grade fever. Back to the drawing board. And ye...
Ed’s been home for two weeks and early on was running a fever every night, so the doc prescribed an antibiotic and he is coming out of it. He wasn’t eating or drinking and we took him into the doc...
Working without the pressure of successNot having to be in shows with menHaving an escape from the art world in your 4 free-lance jobsKnowing your career might pick up after you’re eightyBeing reass...
This came with photos of adorable cats and dogs. Sorry I couldn't post them. Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are l...
Ed came home from the hospital yesterday, but is very weak and uses a walker. However, the walker doesn’t fit through the door leading to the bathroom. It’s good he can manage small journeys.I got...
Had to take Ed to the hospital because he has the flu and he was toughing it out, but then he got too dehydrated and that is risky. He'll be there through the weekend, maybe longer. I am running aroun...
I do the New York Times crossword every day. The News-Press buys it from the NYT Syndicate I used to work for. Tempus fugit. Monday is easy, and the puzzles gets progressively harder each day until th...
I was going through old photos in Picasa and came across the wonderful scenes we took in the Blue Ridge mountains when we were visiting Howard Hart and his wife Jean. Hart was a legendary CIA operativ...
Our bedroom TV has no power and getting to it means moving the chest away from the wall. So I took all the clothes out of the three drawers and stored them in a large cardboard box, and Ed couldn’t ...