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Feb.25.2014
"The truth is, and I know this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time." Ellen DeGeneres So I closed my magazine, put down my coffee, and walked over to Corb, all spread out on the living room couch, watching some such nonsense. "Corb, do you fall more in love with me all the time...
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Oct.14.2013
From the Reader's Mailbag: "Katie Couric is such a genuine person, she deserves happiness! Dying to know what her girls think of the lucky guy." B. Green via Facebook I mean, dying? Really? Honestly, there are very few things I'm dying to know. The secret lady handshake, maybe. The answer to the...
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Sep.08.2013
Two years have passed since (Oprah's) last show, and what does Winfrey...not miss? The early hours. "Now the most exciting thing is to be able to wake up when my body naturally wakes up. Lately that's 7:24 a.m." She has a ban on alarm clocks. "I hate them! I don't want to be jarred. It ruins my...
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Aug.06.2013
Although I do love to travel, I'm really not wild about the public side of public transportation. Inherent in this concept is the necessity of having to interact with the public, after all, and this means actually speaking to people, getting close to people, letting people get in your bidness. I...
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Aug.04.2013
Really, there are too few books out there that really make you feel. I mean, evoke a real emotion. Most fiction simply moves you along on a tidal wave of action. Biographies and histories fill you up with page upon page of facts. Political invective intends to make you something, I suppose (it...
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Jul.17.2013
Up until a few days ago, we had a next door neighbor who lived on the second floor of our apartment. Her name is Pat, and she has beautiful gray hair and a broad, open face, with hardly a wrinkle on it, despite her years. She has a pear-shaped body and  never fails to have a big bright smile...
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Jul.09.2013
"Ashes?" She was in her bedroom, where she clearly had been all day. Her laptop was resting on her knees. Probably working on a story, writer that she is. Head bent down. She looked a little irritated that I had interrupted her concentration. "Yes?" "The love I have for you is primal." Ashes...
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Apr.28.2013
This week all the ex-Presidents got together to dedicate the George W. Bush Library in Dallas. Being a political junkie, these moments are always a treat. It's kind of like my version of the All Star game. This time was especially interesting, because I had just finished reading The Presidents...
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Apr.21.2013
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Like most Bostonians, I’ve been glued to the television this past week, watching the events of the horrific Marathon bombing play out. I’ve become a devout couch potato, from the initial announcement, with the image of the explosions replayed over and over again. Then, the speculation around who...
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Apr.21.2013
Like most Bostonians, I’ve been glued to the television this past week, watching the events of the horrific Marathon bombing play out. I’ve become a devout couch potato, from the initial announcement, with the image of the explosions replayed over and over again. Then, the speculation around who...
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Apr.07.2013
This morning, eating breakfast with Annie and the Corbster. At an IHop, of all places, a chain restaurant Corb absolutely abhores. "...so I have this meeting this afternoon with a theater group about directing a play," I was saying, after gulping down my tomato juice. "It's for another...
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Mar.24.2013
Ashes has had a lot of experiences at college so far, but last week she checked off one that's been few and far between, so far: she met a boy who likes her, and she likes him back. That last part is always tricky, because Ashes is notoriously selective. That girl will endure no...
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Feb.11.2013
"Actually, this isn't half as bad as I thought it would be," I said, staring out of the window at the empty road the stretched out before us. Then, I shivered. Corb smiled, behind the wheel. "You'll have to excuse Ted, Linda. He's a bit of a nervous passenger." "Especially during blizzards,"...
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Jan.29.2013
Well, it looks as if the Boy Scouts are finally "considering" lifting their ban against gays joining their organization. I say it's about time. I had lunch with my father this past Sunday, and he went on at length about a recent article in the New York Times that told how the National...
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Jan.21.2013
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." One of my more politically divisive Facebook friends posted this quote yesterday morning, which she termed her favorite from Martin Luther King. She used it as an admonition to differing "political sides," capped off...
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