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Drugs: New Fun Facts

I had a very productive conversation with a hairdresser the other day. First, he informed me that once you take LSD, it stays in your body—specifically in your spine—forever. So if you should, say, ride a bucking bronco or do some wacky, pretzel-like yoga pose, it could trigger a flashback. I have …

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Fear And Donuts

Thanks to NPR I have learned that it has been a big week in food. First it was discovered that the most nutritious milk you can drink is not produced by cows or almonds, but by…wait for it….cockroaches. Just read about it here. It’s too gross to write about further. I don’t …

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Call Me Pusha Hood

Tomorrow morning when my husband Tom stumbles into the kitchen for his Cheerios I will say, “Good morning, Killa Tickle.” Later, when I am examined by my eye doctor, Steve Schwartz, I will say, “So tell me, Outlaw Stevie Ritz, how’s my retina?” See, I just read this interview with Gloria Steinem …

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Phan Mail

The other day I felt like I was inhabiting the children’s book about Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It started when I got an injection to stop a leak in my retina. This is routine maintenance for me, and usually I handle it gracefully, in total denial about the …

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Crabby Snow Day

All up and down the eastern seaboard this weekend, people got Crabby. Housebound due to Snowzzilla, thousands (well, three that I know of) took advantage of the record snow dump, staying home and getting cozy with recipes from The Crabby Cook Cookbook. My daughter, Elizabeth, ventured forth with her boyfriend Lee into …

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Powerball Fail

I wasn’t going to do it. Safely in the hands of Uber, I was on my way to my book group meeting at Debb’s, having gotten to 7 p.m. without buying a Powerball ticket before last night’s drawing. Yes, EVERYONE I KNEW had bought at least one ticket—in one case, twenty-five. But, …

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Stuff

A friend just texted me that she needed an emergency recipe for stuffing. I’m figuring she just got her pot luck assignment, having not had the foresight to do a pre-emptive ask to be assigned the cranberry sauce, which is much easier. This recipe is for her and for others who find …

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Slammin’ Yam Soup

There’s nothing worse than having o feed people before you feed them, as in that odious task of providing  lunch on Thanksgiving when you are also cooking that daunting T-day dinner  menu later.  Okay here’s what you do: make slammin’ yam soup the day before . It’s an easy recipe and I …

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She’s Gotta Have It

I’m making Thanksgiving dinner for Mom and top on her list of side choices are Brussels sprouts. I have calculated that 2/5 of those attending will not eat what they view as cruciferous offenders like this, but Mom rules. If those who decline to eat the sprouts want something green they can …

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Treat Or Treat-ish?

So if you were me, or even if you weren’t, which treat would you pick on Halloween? It’s a day when everyone deserves (or at least feels entitled to) eat something sweet and at least slightly orange without actually being an orange or anything else that is healthy. So if you were …