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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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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...
A few days ago, my mouse and keyboard stopped working. I changed batteries in both, and no luck. Took the computer to my computer guru, Ce, and she said the ports I was using weren’t working anymore...
This was posted on Facebook by Mark Dunn ... I'm glad he stuck around because he was threatening to shut down after the election. These are great paraprosdokians -- sent to me by my friend Jim Books. ...
After a few days of normal function, my leg pain is not only back, but big time bodily aches (ague) are also back and much worse than before. Totally inapacitated for a couple of days, made worse by m...
I got this from Facebook. Everyone should read it.Christopher Suprun 230 VIEWSChristopher Suprun is a Presidential elector representing Congressional District 30 in Texas and works as a paramedic. [1]...
Some days ago, our fashion friend Lila spent a few days with us while on assignment to Chico's. She left her suitcase with us because she was leaving and then returning and came by last Tuesday to pic...
DONATE FOR A PRESIDENTIAL VOTE RECOUNTAs a candidate herself, Jill Stein has standing to demand a recount of the votes of the presidential election, and she has launched a campaign to raise money to d...
Change.Org says we can. Here is an excerpt from their site:On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will...
I just sent this to the News-Press. They may well print it since the new editors, who had been ignoring me, now love me. They told me, in canvassing for a debater, that it was interesting that people ...