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jennifer-niven's picture
Feb.01.2012
If I were keeping a journal right now, the entries would look something like this: Monday, January 30, 2012– I manage to make myself go to Physique 57 today, the only thing I know that’s harder than editing a book. I figure what better way to clear my mind and get ready for the day ahead? For...
fran-johns's picture
Dec.12.2011
Every December (once the kids are grown) the question arises: To deck the halls or not, and how ferociously? Buy a tree? Dig out the boxes of lights and baubles from the depths of their annual hidings? And in particular, how far to go with outdoor décor? Six billion dollars. That’s a lot of dollars...
christopher-meeks's picture
Sep.08.2011
My grandfather loved Walnettos, which were chewy chocolate caramel squares loaded with walnuts and invented in Minneapolis, where he lived. Then along came Hersheys, and now we have Trader Joe organic dark chocolate with almonds. Things change. In the old days if you were a writer, you had a clear...
fran-johns's picture
Oct.22.2010
It's a BAG RAFFLE, for heavens sakes. One does not get exercised about a fifty-cent reusable bag. Of course not. And one does not go to the grocery store to win prizes. One goes to Trader Joe's because they have those great bananas for seventeen cents each... or all those nifty gluten-free choices...
christine-bottaro's picture
Jun.29.2010
Heavy, dripping fog hid any sun around here for miles inland early this morning.  Swimming felt rough, a real challenge. Lots of bodies in the lanes creating circling currents induces fatigue more quickly.  But, we were all in the same tub, so to speak, and felt an esprit de corps I like about...
sam-barry's picture
Jan.13.2010
The other day at the work lunch table I learned, once again, that I am a complete moron when it comes to food. This wasn’t much of a revelation, as I can only cook three things: tacos, spaghetti, and tuna salad sandwiches. My idea of an interesting restaurant is one that serves one of these three...
sam-barry's picture
Sep.12.2009
This week I had the good fortune to be a presenter, along with my wife Kathi Kamen Goldmark and our team leader Leslie Levine, at a wonderful health resort called Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. Rancho La Puerta is the sort of place where a big decision is “Should I wear sneakers, which means I...