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I love to read/hear about/ watch biographies of accomplished people. I especially love those stories if they are about people in their extremely late middle age (such as myself—ahem) who … more
Well, I finally pulled the plug. I got rid of my landline, after having one all my life. No more phone on the wall or the counter. No more home phone. I’m feeling a bit sentimental about it, to … more
Both of my paternal great-grandparents came from countries that no longer exist. These places are gone, off the map, done. Allow me to explain. Recently my sister-in-law Regina sent me a photo of … more
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
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