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Feb.19.2011
So, you’ve decided it’s time to do some social media networking, but you feel “behind the curve” and confused by all the sites and terminology. Don’t worry! It’s really very simple. If you just dedicate a little time each day to the major social networking sites, which include Facebook, Twitter...
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Mar.29.2010
These desserts are a hit at my Seder every year, especially with the teenagers. _________________________________________ Manichewitz Jello Shots: Chill a bottle of Manichewitz Concord Grape Passover wine; then substitute for the cold-water portion of the grape Jello recipe on the box. You can...
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Jan.25.2010
No one remembers exactly how it started. My best guess is that my friend George, a diehard sports fan, spouted some inanity about his favorite team and I responded with a feisty “wanna bet?” The race was on. The result is that for the last twenty years or so, George and I have bet on every...
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Jan.19.2010
One spring night in 2002, I walked out on a New York stage without a clue that the evening would include a life-changing moment. Sure, it was exciting: the Rock Bottom Remainders, an all-author band I’d started on a whim ten years before, was about to play a sold-out anniversary show at Webster...
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Dec.06.2009
The morning before Thanksgiving, I woke up to find our garage door wide open and two cars gone, along with most of our music equipment. Among the items taken was my fabulous Leopard-skin Pillbox Strat. (This is a one-of-a-kind electric guitar decked out in a fringed, fuzzy animal-print slipcover I...
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Oct.01.2009
Today at lunch time, I'll proudly be joining a group of fellow authors on the steps of the San Francisco Public Library, to participate in Ban(ne)d Books Day. The idea is to read or sing work that has been censored, thereby raising awareness about the importance of the First Amendment, and (while...
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Aug.14.2009
When I was growing up in a suburb of New York, we had a family doctor, an avuncular type whose office smelled like Listerine and potatoes. Dr. Kreske played fast and loose with the lollipops (especially after booster shots) and even came to our house if we were laid low. Once, when I had the mumps...
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Aug.04.2009
Perhaps you’ve heard...my newly-minted, minty-fresh husband Sam Barry has just published a book: HOW TO PLAY THE HARMONICA: AND OTHER LIFE LESSONS. Using the various qualities needed to be a good harmonica player (listening, taking turns, improvisation) and a willingness to try new things (...
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Jul.24.2009
I guess I was missing the honeymoon planet more than I thought. Expressing a visceral, howling-from-the-depths-but-momentary raw need on Facebook, I typed “wants an ice cream cone” in the little window where you say what you are up to that minute. Perhaps I was thinking of the cinnamon and licorice...
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Jul.20.2009
Reentry from our trip to Wedding and Honeymoon Planet hasn’t been the easiest, but here we are lurching back into our routines. For me, that means returning to the gym and my sessions with Jonathan, AKA the Torture Teddy, AKA my trainer. I realized recently that my main goal for working out is to...