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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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Hanna Yusuf was a 27-year-old BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) journalist known for her in-depth investigative reporting, She died suddenly in late September 2019. The cause of her death was not...
I speak of our new kitty, Garfield. There is no level he hasn’t jumped to. No closet or cupboard he doesn’t try to explore. I have a flea trap under a piece of furniture and thought I had blocked ...
The Trump administration has placed a gag order on Planned Parenthood so they may not advise patients of their options on abortion, nor refer them to other providers. They risk losing federal funding ...
Recently I have been getting doom messages, almost once a day. My computer screen shows a huge alert, in red and orange, warning me that my computer is BLOCKED/COMPROMISED/DOOMED, supposedly from Micr...
Wow! Jeffrey Epstein has hung himself in his cell and was found this morning (Saturday, 8/10/19). So I am wondering, was he helped? -- His death means he can’t trade information for a lighter senten...
We have held back on getting another kitty since we lost Ziggy in early May. Yesterday there was a cat show in Fort Myers, and they had cats for adoption, So we went. But the place was a zoo. There wa...
We have a contract with an air conditioning firm who checks our equipment twice a year and advises us of problems. Six months ago, Ed went for one recommendation that was pricey. Two guys came a coupl...
We had the mother of all thunderstorms here in SW Florida this afternoon. The sky darkened, the rain began coming down in torrents, and the thunder started. So far, no problem. I usually enjoy a thund...
Chores I don’t like: all of them. A special don’t like favorite: loading and unloading the dishwasher. Although I have to say, doing the dishes by hand was a lot worse.We had several power outages...
I have just learned about a plant remedy that has phenomenal healing power, so I am sharing. It is moringa powder – you can use Amazon and order capsules, or order the powder and empty capsules and ...
Ed used to do stuff to keep the house and grounds nice, but he hasn’t been up to It following his illness last year, although he is back doing guardian work.That means visiting lots of people and dr...
I forgot the plumber was coming today to replace our leaking water heater. I had not cleared the area in front of it, so he moved a filing cabinet, took shelves down, and I found places to put the stu...
I was looking through an old journal from 1993, the year Jay died. It is full of work thoughts and I referenced people on the job that I don’t even remember. I was handling the data base for New Yor...
Money for worthy causes. Because I have contributed to political campaigns, because I sign petitions for progressive causes, I am on the list for donations and I get 100 e mails a day. Typically, they...
In the aftermath, I am throwing out Ziggy’s meds, cleaning cat brushes and random vomit I didn’t get to, and feeling devastated while I do it all. Ed wants to look at possible adoptions at the she...