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SHhhh. Read this book.

The Spy and the Traitor: the Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War I swear to God that I did not choose to read “The Spy and the Traitor” because of all the current news about possible Russian spying.  I’m simply a sheep to the New York Times Book Review Section, and I like books […]

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Still Fat (#2 in a series)

STILL FAT  (#2 in a series) For those of you who have not read FAT, the first in a series about my fat, I admitted that I have gained weight, which has settled comfortably around my midsection and which actually jiggles when I sharpen a pencil in an old-fashioned pencil sharpener at school. Right. At […]

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Intimacy Idiot – Twice

I got the book out from the library again because I wanted to refresh my memory about exactly how funny this book is. Now I am half-way through the darn thing again and I do not – repeat do not EVER – read books or see movies twice. Life’s too short. This guy, though, this […]

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Sometimes winter in New England is nice

  Jan 24,, 2015 I woke up with a strange feeling of having missed something. When I opened my eyes, my bedroom was bright and shadowless and the sky was white. Had the sun come up?  Is that what I missed? At 3:30 in the morning, the sun wasn’t even nearing the horizon. It was […]

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Put Your Underwear On

Nothing says, “I mean business.” like putting on a bra. I am surprised that men have not noticed this and adopted this strategy themselves. On any random morning, men all over the country have watched their women transform from plushy, sleepy-eyed females into get-it-done, don’t-get-in-my-way, all-business sharks, sweeping half-dressed toddlers into strollers, dirty dishes into […]

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Lone Survivor: the Book not the Movie

Because that’s the kind of chick I am. I read books.  I want good stories and great writing, preferably together, and I almost didn’t finish Lone Survivor because the first third — almost half — of the book is not particularly good writing. It’s repetitive and ordinary, all about training to become a Navy SEAL: […]

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Tag. I’m it.

  I’ve been asked to take part in a game of writers’ tag where one writer answers a set of questions, posts the results, and then tags another unsuspecting writer.  My co-editor of WHAT WE TALK ABOUT (the book will be out this month and I expect you all to buy several copies) tagged me… […]

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my body or my life…

My Body or My Life A long long time ago, I noticed I was getting fat.  I mean, a LONG time ago.  This is a story of something I did once…. when I noticed that I was getting fat.  Not so’s you’d notice it or anything. Just a little thick around the middle.  I started […]

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The article that was the hardest to write

 I love to write.  Not only do I like the process of choosing the best words and putting them into an order that works —  a couple of short choppy sentences when some power is needed, those hard consonants to convey an ugly thought, onomatopoetic words that sound like song – but I also like […]

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Yoga and the fear of blindness, not to mention the ’60s.

 Chapter One:  Yoga I was lying on my back preparing for urdhva dhanurasana.  I had just positioned my hands alongside my head, or thereabouts, and was settling in for the push when I glanced up at the ceiling lights. Shimmery rainbows circled each bulb like the ghostly rings around the moon before a snow.  I […]

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