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Well, the tree is down, the ornaments re-boxed, and the stockings are folded away. I’ll leave the lights outside on for a while longer, though, because I think it makes the house look cheery on … more
We have all lived through another 12 months of a pandemic in 2021, and I asked some of my family members what helped them get through these days. My daughter Liz said, “Life has changed so … more
Adeline: When you sit by the tree on Christmas Eve, you get the feeling that there is something magical going on. You feel the magic going around you and filling the room. As you climb up the stairs, … more
“Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there … more
Next to travel, my favorite hobby is shopping but the fact that I can’t go into big malls hasn’t really slowed me down. Because now, boys and girls, we have the internet, the biggest … more
Well, kids, we’re in it now. The holiday season is in full gear. Trouble is, as my dear late husband would say, there is still trouble in River City. According to the New York Times, … more
It seems that the hills are alive with the sound of visitors up here in the Catskills. The Catskills, once thought to be moribund as a vacation destination, is flourishing. The influx of new … more
Well, these last few rainy days have brought all the leaves down, and the trees are looking bare and desolate. And the sun sets at 4:30 in the afternoon. A bit depressing, in my opinion. Thank … more
Amanda Ripley has written a book that our entire world needs to read in these fraught times. High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out is Ms. Ripley’s example-rich examination of the … more
My grandmother, whose column appears in the lower left-hand corner of this page, was a big fan of the kaffeeklatsch or coffee klatch. Although she never actually defined the term for me, I knew it … more
Remember the good old days, when you had to wait a week to see what happened on your favorite TV shows? With the advent of Netflix and other streaming channels, those days seemed to be over. They … more
When I was 16, my father and mother taught me how to drive on a car with automatic transmission. Soon after I got my license, however, my parents purchased a gorgeous red Ford Mustang convertible … more
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