Teal

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Teal
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Matlacha, FL
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Retired from the New York Times. Non-professional ballet dancer creaking through private workouts, serious classical pianist, sketch artist of sorts, fulminator on issues, in-your-face essays, feisty but manageable. Mostly a nice person. From time to time, a fanged, shaggy carnivore.

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I’ve been busyOn May 5th, Ed had open heart surgery, a triple bypass, and a pacemaker was installed. He had a great doctor, had it done at Health Park, premier heart hospital member of the Lee Healt...
This morning I heard a growl in the living room, located Max who was growling at Tyler, who was carefully harboring a bird in his mouth. I caught Tyler, made him drop the bird, it flew out of sight. T...
Alert: A desperate timeI needed to find some writing I had done so I checked the cabinet in Ed’s office and found a file, 4 inches thick in which I had saved the letters, some ten pages long, that I...
My daughter Laura is the director of a library in Blauvelt, New York, near "the city". Recently the library had to switch e mail systems, so, of course, she wrote a poem about it. Here t is.Ode to an ...
This morning I came upon a dead snake in our living room. He or she was easily 15 inches long. The culprit could have been any one of four cats. If it had been alive, I could have put it outside, but ...
My daughter Laura, and her guy, Robert, visited for a week, and stayed around the corner with my b.i.l. (Yes, we have reconciled and we talk now. Don is, after all, Laura’s uncle.) No room at our ho...
Sol’s good friend Kathy came over this afternoon. The plan was to fish! Sol had gone to the bait shop (yes, we have those) and bought what was needed but they needed “a line” – turns out they ...
Laura, the daughter who found me, and I, are e mailing daily. We are doing 70 years of catch-up. Getting to know her is such a treat. We share the same interests, we were both tomboys as kids, are bot...
I got an unexpected package today. The postal clerk called me to say that it was urgent and I had to sign for it and she didn’t want to wait until Monday so maybe I could pick it up right way becaus...
Holiday programming sucks. All my favorite news anchors are taking time off, replaced by the second string. Not that I begrudge them their down time but I do miss them. What is even worse is that trad...
Don, my brother in law, called to say he had some photos of my late sis, Tula, when she was riding, when we were both members of a high school riding club and we used to go every week to Elston Stable...
I’m one of those people who counts her blessings all the time. A family gathering for me hasn’t happened since I lived in Chicago and I left in 1957. Jay and I would annually go to our dear friend...
In the 60s and 70s, Jay and I became friends with James Randi, aka the Amazing Randi. Jay and he shared the skeptics view of the paranormal, of magicians who claimed extraordinary powers. Randi was pr...
I have been distracted by many things and have not been at the piano a lot to the point that my technique is suffering. A catalyst has been Sol, who loves music and is an avid fan of my playing and wi...
Late at night while I am getting ready for bed, I dawdle, I digress. I look at reading material, I look stuff up on the internet, I put off brushing my teeth. Suddenly it’s 1 a.m. and I am not done....