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Oct.27.2012
My passion for Paris started when I was a kid. My parents, bohemians who sported berets in humid Coconut Grove, Florida, loved everything French--the food, the language, the music, the writers. I grew up with a desire to visit an exotic place where every corner restaurant served quality food, the...
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May.24.2012
I invite you to visit my website and enjoy a FREE PREVIEW of the 1st two chapters The Blind Eye--A Sephardic Journey. It's satirical historical fiction--a new genre! http://marciafine.com/resources/blindeyechapters.pdf
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Mar.28.2012
  Is What You’re Eating Giving You Stress? One of the problems of having a mother who reads the newspaper is that she calls you to give you a distilled report of current events. Since she’s in her later years (she still will not allow me to tell anyone her age), most of her concerns focus...
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Feb.23.2012
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“Oh hi Mom! Listen I can’t stay on the phone long, I am on my way out the door!” “I saw on the news about an elderly woman getting mugged.  She was just out on her afternoon walk, minding her own business when some guy came and grabbed her purse. He dragged her before taking off, purse in...
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Feb.23.2012
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“Jean I’m going to get taller.” Oh, not again. My mother has been having a hard time dealing with the fact that she’s getting old and shrinking. She doesn’t understand how it’s possible.   “Okay Mom, whatever you say.” “Jean, we can get taller together. I saw it on that morning show. This...
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Feb.23.2012
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“What is all of this?” These are the first words out of my mouth when I walk into what was once my clean kitchen. Newspapers are scattered all over the counter and chairs and pieces of cut up papers are on the floor. I hear a rustle and turn to see my daughter, Lara, sifting through a pile with...
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Feb.23.2012
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“Jean, I’m a hoarder!” That’s what my mother hit me with when she came for her typical visit. “I can’t get rid of anything! And did you know 1 in 50; maybe even 1 in 20 people are hoarders? People in senior centers are hoarding like crazy!” “Mom just because you’re living in an assisted living...
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Feb.23.2012
"Bloomberg Businessweek"says Scottsdale and Tempe are fun and affordable! They singled out the 85251 ZIP code b/c of the proximity to bars and restaurants. Does this mean Maury and I have to move?!
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Feb.23.2012
"Bloomberg Businessweek"says Scottsdale and Tempe are fun and affordable! They singled out the 85251 ZIP code b/c of the proximity to bars and restaurants. Does this mean Maury and I have to move?!
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