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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 gather up the trash and put it out at the end of our driveway for pickup Thursday morning. I do this around midnight and it is gloomy because there are no street lights near us and if there is no mo...
When I was a teen in Chicago, I met another Greek girl at St. Basil's, our Greek Orthodox church. She was in the choir, so I joined it too and would go to church every Sunday and sing in it and the mu...
I just checked the NYT obits that I haven’t been doing in quite a while, and went through the long list of deaths in 2019. Some of them surprised and shocked me. Here they are the ones that had mean...
Free associating recently, I remembered a sci fi author I had a brief, flirtation with in 1954 when I was 23. He was 29 or so. We met at a regional sci fi convention in Bellefontaine, Ohio. The hotel ...
One of the take aways from Biden’s continuing wins in the Democratic primaries is that Iowa may just have passed its sell by date with regard to mirroring the will of the country.I had errands to do...
When Ed and I got together in the 90s, I was in my 60s, widowed about 3 years and we started living together. At the office, there were general inquiries as to my plans and it came out that I cooked d...
I ran out of things to read so I picked up one of Edward’s books. Whatever I think of his general dysfunction, I have to admit he’s quite the scholar. This book’s title is “Crusaders – The H...
Remember when we had our water heater replaced because the old one was leaking? Well, the plumbers who installed it are trained to set the temp to where you can’t accidentally burn yourself so for 7...
Before Ed’s accident, my printer started printing on an angle and then jammed. Ed tried to fix it and it totally stopped working. I needed to print some schedules I designed and tried to e mail them...
Ed fell in our driveway last Friday, broke his femur and injured his knee. Passers by helped him and came and got me and I ran out and while I was out, my favorite fry pan burned. It set off the smoke...
The Xmas season brings out a lot of old songs. Am I the only one who thinks Amazing Grace is over-rated? I am not a wretch and I think humility can be over-done. Also the tune is major ho hum.Tyler lo...
This may be a repeat, but it's worth seeing again.A husband and wife are sitting quietly in bed reading when the Wife looks over at him and asks the question,WIFE: "What would you do if I died? Would ...
When I was a kid in Chicago I had a best friend named Wilda, who lived at the other end of our block. We went to the same grammar school. I have thought of her off and on – we lost touch when we gre...
Nadine, my bff, invited me to sit with her and friends in her driveway and hand out candy to the hordes of children and parents who come to our little island for trick or treat because it is safe. One...
I was looking at some archived reminiscences in the computer and found this.I wrote this in the late 90s. It has been many years since I thought of Lenore. The other day I came across a folder with no...