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White Plight Redux

Per a New Year’s resolution, I wanted to paint a couple rooms white. How hard could that be? You buy paint, you slap it on. Done. At the paint store, I gravitated towards a salesman who resembled the coach of the Boston Celtics. “Um, I’m looking for white paint,” I said, helpfully. …

Mom on her birthday

New Blog Feature: SOUND BITES!

Okay, it’s 2018, enough blah blah blah, it’s time to listen. Henceforward this blog will feature SOUND BITES, tiny stories told by me and/or by a darling family member. They are recorded to spare you the tedium of reading them. (You can listen while filing your nails.)

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My Skin In The Game

On Thursday I went to the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles, as I do every six weeks to get an injection of Eyelea in my left eye.  Eyelea is a drug has been very effective in controlling the leaking fluid that has, over the past 15 years, damaged the retina …

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Kissed By A Sea Lion

My twin brother, Billy (aka William), and I were walking in Central Park on a gorgeous, freaky warm winter afternoon when two women closed in on us from behind. One of them said, “Excuse me, where did you get your shoes? They’re beautiful.” She was not addressing my brother. The women reminded …

From the Crabby Cook

Julie’s Chocolate Roll

My sister-in-law Julie is an incredible cook. Her mother, Bette, taught her to make this chocolate roll. Bette used to make six of these every holiday…

Gimme A Bar

I was wishing I had one of these at four o’clock Friday when I almost bought those black Repetto shoes to wear to a memorial service but instead lef…