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Start Stripping and Stop Over-Fishing

It’s pretty clear. Over-fishing is a present danger to our worldwide oceanic ecosystems. Scientists estimate that all marine life will be gone from our oceans by the middle of this century if nothing is done to protect the sustainability of seafood. Up until now, we didn’t have a solution to this dire issue. But here […]

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An Open Letter to Pigs

Dear Pigs, By the way, may I call you that? Pig? It’s meant with the utmost respect, and after all, it is your name. Believe me. I’ve never used your name in vain when referring to perverts or sleazeballs. I don’t know who started that. Uncool. Nor have I ever said, “go clean up, you […]

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Chef Admits to Cooking his Wife

I did not make that up. I could have−as my fiction readers would attest− but not this time. That headline came from the Huffington Post. For me, discovering that someone could cook another human being was hard enough to stomach, but finding this story in the Food Brief nearly caused me to lose my lunch. […]

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Gut Feeling

The strangest thing happened to me today while I was outside “exercising.” On the days I don’t play tennis (that sounds like I play a lot!) I “exercise” by walking. Okay, carbo-loading is not exactly necessary for one of these walks, but at least it’s something. If I’m going to be completely honest with you, […]

How Do You Not Forget People You’ve Never Met

How Do You Not Forget People You’ve Never Met

  This year, I allowed myself not to watch the Twin Towers come down. It was the first year since 2001 that I didn’t watch the reruns of that horrific morning. In years past, if I caught a glimpse of it on tv while passing through my family room or flipping through the channels, I’d […]

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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