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Reflections of September 11 and What I Learned from the Dust

This September 11 dawned much like that September 11, greeting me with a sun-filled, early- autumn, blue Connecticut sky. Crisp air, a good day for apple picking. Prior to that September 11, I would have expected tragedy to strike on a gloomy day, with heavily-laden clouds, as some distant radio droned out fearsome cello notes. But, like so many of us who were to puzzle, “But it was such a gorgeous day,” my expectations were about to change. It was […]

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Cheating at Cards and a Grandmother’s Unconditional Love

Cheating at Cards and a Grandmother's Unconditional Love

Imagine we could turn our lives back to exactly one moment and, once inside that instant, make a different choice. From that point, life would play out as it already has with just that small tweak. Where would we be? My first idea for this superpower took me back to age 16, to the day I cheated at Canasta, a family favorite card game. Of all the mistakes I’ve made, things I’ve regretted saying or leaving unsaid, and opportunities missed, […]

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Remembering David Bowie in The Elephant Man

Remembering David Bowie in The Elephant Man

    I shared a room with David Bowie just once. Well, it was a really big room. He was on the stage of New York’s Booth Theater; I was with my boyfriend somewhere mid-balcony. I was riveted. It was late 1980, and the event was The Elephant Man, Bowie’s brilliant portrayal of John Merrick. Broadway was a much different place at that time, worlds away from the frenetic, bright lights, high energy crossroads emanating from today’s Times Square. The […]

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Seven Reasons To Dislike Internet Lists

Seven Reasons To Dislike Internet Lists

That’s it. I’m officially suffering from list fatigue. Maybe you’ve felt the same way, too. Social media has been consumed by lists. And, yes, I will admit I’ve written plenty of them myself. Once word got out that lists encourage sharing and drive viral content on the web, it seems all writing, all virtual fact sharing and digital entertainment became decidedly list bound. I stumbled upon a New Yorker article that gave some rationale for communicating via lists. Apparently we […]

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