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kathi-kamen-goldmark's picture
Jul.14.2009
OK, I’ll admit it. I’m a baby-boomer ...and so I have a solipsistic view of the world. There has been a lot of thoughtful expounding (and even more tedious whining) about our generation and we don’t need to go into all of that here. I will go out on a limb and say that I think our collective sense...
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Jul.12.2009
Recently, I was befriended on facebook by an old friend from high school named Neil Kingsley. Actually, it’s a stretch to call Neil an “old friend”...because in fact I don’t remember us ever having a conversation (unless you consider “hey, how’s it going,” muttered while passing someone in the hall...
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Jul.09.2009
We were sitting in our seats at the ancient Verona Arena. The rain had stopped and we were waiting to see Aida and the live elephants. Our seats were good, but they were not the really expensive seats down below where they used to throw people to the lions. The people with the big voices and...
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Jul.07.2009
Yesterday I had an overdue visit with my mom, Betty, who lives in Novato. In the course of relating an anecdote about a recent medical adventure, she described someone as “you know...that friend of mine who I don’t like so much...” and went on to tell her story. Later, thinking about my mother’s...
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Jul.05.2009
Just before Sam and I left on our honeymoon, I asked my son Tony and daughter-in-law Marissa if there was anything special they’d like me to bring back from France or Italy.  “I don’t know,” Marissa shrugged, leaving her options open, knowing I’d never come home empty-handed (Marissa likes a lot of...
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Jun.15.2009
We walked in to our nieces and nephews singing “Chapel of Love,” and I couldn’t not sing along. We had our families gathered around us, my amazing son and daughter-in-law, and Sam’s amazing daughter Laura and prodigal son Daniel (we thought he was in Turkey!) We declared ourselves to each other...
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Jun.14.2009
I knew it would only be a matter of time before they came to get me, so when the black SUV pulled up in front of my house it wasn't a total surprise. Four of them hustled me out the door, forcing me to look down at the pavement as I was placed in the back seat. We drove across a bridge and up into...
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Jun.11.2009
"What's the matter with you," Sona asked with a twinkle, "you don't like to go shopping?" She was referring not only to my near-disastrous adventure in the world of bridal couture, but the fact that--get this--I'd also arranged to have a pair of shoes custom-made for my wedding...
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Jun.08.2009
This morning I was running to catch the bus. As I jumped on board I realized I didn’t have my monthly municipal transit pass, because this month I am marrying Kathi Kamen Goldmark (see Kathi’s blog about the wedding dress wars, which begins, “It was the best of times, it was the worse of times”)...
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Jun.05.2009
And then there were three: Robert's dress is turning out kind of "mother of the pumpkin bride" in a Disney cartoon. Yes, it's a weird color...but it fits and it feels wonderful (all satiny on the inside, with a gorgeous lining)...best news of all is that I have had my last fitting. I've...