Archive | September, 2012

Chemo Club

September 29, 2012

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My mother paused before she pushed the door open to the chemotherapy treatment room and said in an excited voice “Maybe Carol will be here today.” We first met Carol three months ago on my mother’s first day of chemotherapy. On that day, I had walked into the room carrying a grilled cheese sandwich from the […]

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The First Week of Detox-Kicking Diet Coke

September 29, 2012

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A blog dedicated to a Diet Coke addict would be very boring. Do you really want to know about the hole in my heart that drives me to consume the ridiculous quantities of caffeine and chemicals that I do? I don’t, that is why I deny it in the addiction of my soft fizzy companion. […]

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An Intuitive’s Collage Reading for a Blogger

September 29, 2012

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I was here at the ARE* in New York City psychic fair for just one thing. I wanted to have a meeting with a woman, Frances A. Smolkowski**, who made intuitive readings of people using the art form of collage. My close friend, Wendy, had an intuitive reading with her last month and described the […]

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The Phoenix of Record Stores

September 29, 2012

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After the fire, I stopped by and promised the owners, Bob and Liz and their friends, that I would write a post about the burning of our town’s only record store. That was two months ago and this is the first time that I have sat down to put their story in writing. Why did […]

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Who is the Real Sophia Walker?

September 28, 2012

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When I first heard (on WNYC) about this Bill Eggler thing earlier this week I was intrigued. If you haven’t heard about it that’s OK. It’s not really big news. I could find no mention of it in my Wall Street Journal or The New York Times. I waited all week to see who would pick it up. Bill Eggler […]

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Was Elizabeth Loring Patriot or Whore?

September 22, 2012

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Elizabeth Loring is cited in some contemporary history books on the American Revolution with a small sentence that she was General William Howe’s mistress during his active duty in the thirteen colonies as Commander in Chief of the British Army during the Revolutionary War. Elizabeth Loring was married to Joshua Loring, Jr. who was appointed […]

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What Kind of Car Do I Need to Pick Up a Corpse?

September 19, 2012

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Last week, I was just about to ask the hospital security guard where to check in for my out patient procedure, when both of us looked at a man walking purposefully through the lobby with a very strange smile. He had left his car on the drop off horse shoe and the guard yelled to […]

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The Intuitive

September 19, 2012

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Last Friday, I was in the orthopedist office with my daughter for yet another check for sport injuries. To pass the time we tried to spot all of the models in this month’s Marie Claire who looked like David Bowie. My daughter criticized the fact that I passed all of the political and sports articles. To spite […]

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A Mom’s Advice to Halliburton

September 18, 2012

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I was reading today’s Wall Street Journal headlines out to my teenage daughter this morning (I would link to it but you would have to pay to read it). I happened to notice that you may have lost a very small radioactive tube located in West Texas. Of course my daughter is particularly snarky and said “Can’t […]

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