Leggo My Eggo, You Dear-Burgler

Leggo My Eggo, You Dear-Burgler

I wasn’t going to admit this to anyone, because the last time I did, it was met with uproarious laughter.  But this morning, eleven years later, I’ve been vindicated by The New York Times. In the fall of 2011 my husband and I moved from Manhattan, with our two children, to the New Jersey suburbs.  […]

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Grab Your Flashlight, We’re Going Back-To-School Shopping

“What do you think of this?”  My daughter held something up for me to see.    If I squinted I could detect the outline of a shirt, dimly lit from behind. “Wait a second,” I said, “my eyes need to adjust.”  My rods and hadn’t yet adapted to the near darkness of the store. We had […]

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How to Write or How to Make Paper Snowball Garlands

  (Read now and receive two Bonus Features:  How to Craft and How to Blog)  In order to write one needs to:  arrange a selection of words into a particular order. Yes, that’s really all there is to it. The most difficult thing about writing is knowing which words to select and what order to put […]

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Fashion Faux Pas

A three-year-old’s summer wardrobe costs what?!?!   Apparently, upscale designer clothing for children is a growing business.  I recently read an article in which several moms were interviewed about their shopping habits for the little ones.  One woman just spent $10,000 on her daughter’s summer wardrobe.  After cleaning the lenses of my glasses and re-counting the […]

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Burned at Both Ends

When I was a child my parents lived by the adage: children are to be seen, not heard and that other one, children speak only when spoken to. Though I may have had thoughts, questions, comments, theories, ideas, advice, stories, jokes, insights, musings, songs, confusion, I kept them to myself.  Well, at least I tried.  […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Pantone 377C

Visiting the Hamptons in the summer is always a treat.  There is much to be awestruck by: the natural beauty of the beaches, the sprawling farmland and wineries that dot the countryside, not to mention the man-made eye-candy: lush gardens and verdant lawns, (even in drought) lavish homes accessorized with dormers and porches and chimneys, […]

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Normal Interrupted

About a month ago I got sucker-punched by my heart.  Overnight, as I slept peacefully, I developed a heart condition.  It came out of nowhere.  Like a subpoena.  My diagnosis: PVC palpitations, causing the heart to experience haphazard, volatile, extra beats, and PAC palpitations, causing the heart to skip beats.  An episode of these heartbeats […]

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