Monthly Archives: July 2012

Watch Out!

People watching is the best entertainment, especially in a crowded place like New York City.  It has all the elements of great performance: drama, excitement, mystery, comedy, sweetness.  And the best part- it’s all free!  A favorite pastime of ours … Continue reading

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All Growed Up

And so it begins. The next generation has begun to marry and make babies.   My daughter called me the other day to announce that her best friend from home is engaged.  She said it with such wonder and happiness, which … Continue reading

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So Tense

Every summer as the kids were growing up, we packed the mini-van to the rooftop, and then we packed the rooftop, with coolers and cardboard boxes bulging with food and our faithful camping kitchen, bicycles, the dog, clothes for warm … Continue reading

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Seasons of Love

Seasons of Love You can never truly appreciate four seasons until you have lived without them for a while.   Having spent  the end of my teens and most of my twenties in the southern desert of Arizona, I can vouch … Continue reading

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Raising Hope

Honestly, who needs a placenta afterbirth? After the baby comes out, he or she (or they) should be followed immediately by an instructions booklet and a troubleshooting guide.  Wouldn’t this scenario be lovely: What to do when she won’t stop … Continue reading

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City Mouse, Country Mouse

One is a dense, high-energy place where anything can happen; the other a quiet refuge for the soul.  Having lived in both New York City and a lovely little town in Northern Westchester for many years, I find a constant … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Jones

Being a first generation American has some major advantages-  the best one is having relatives in many different countries to visit.  For those who don’t know about my family history, this is due to being the child of holocaust survivors … Continue reading

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