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My Recent Blah Blah Blogs

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Do You Speak Millennial?

My sister Lindsay recently asked me what I meant when I said, “YOLO.” Her question made me feel like a hip woman in the know, in full command of modern language. I answered her in a tone suggesting I was exercising great patience with the undereducated. In fact, I’d actually just learned …

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To All My Friends And Followers:

Thanks as always for your loyalty to this Blah Blah Blog! As you can see I’ve upped my game recently, spiffed this site up and made it more mobile-friendly for you. I hope you like the changes and continue to tune in for the fast and furious posts that will be coming …

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Water Water Everywhere…

When I fantasize about a daughter getting married—okay, yes, I do—I figure California would be an ideal spot for the event. We’re so droughty, it’s a wedding planner’s dream: No chance of precipitation to dampen the mood and soil the bride’s satin slippers. So thought the happy couple who planned their weather-proof …

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Heaven And Hell In Times Square

It’s a thing we Harpers do. My twin brother, having spent the night with me at my New York apartment, woke up last Tuesday feeling the need to leave for LaGuardia three hours in advance of his flight back to Chicago. He texted me a half hour after we parted, saying “Good …

From the Crabby Cook

Kleen Queen (Green)

After the flood of 2015, I had some serious kleening up to do. Unwilling to spend a week inhaling Lysol fumes, I knew I would have to consult with  t…

Sunday Hash

I am currently in a cooking rut. This happens occasionally. I cook something new that accommodates the tastes of my diners, decide I like it very much…