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CONTROL FREAKS: A BLOG BY ME AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER, JILLIAN

Me: I never think of myself as a control freak.  I mean, I like my routines, don’t get me wrong, and I prefer you stay out of my kitchen when I’m cooking, I don’t need your help, and I have … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVINGS PAST

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I enjoy it doubly through the lens of past Thanksgivings that wind all the way back to childhood. I’m in the Bronx, at the table opened up to accommodate the four of us: mother, … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND ME

In the 1940’s and 1950’s, when I was growing up, taking photos was not like it is now. Photography was something an adult did, to commemorate a very important event, like a graduation, or a vacation trip.  My family did … Continue reading

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PSYCHIC INDIGESTION

Dear Friends, I stand at the podium today to talk to you about Psychic Indigestion. Psychic Indigestion is what happens when something you have said or done comes back up in you and won’t stay down.  Though it has nothing … Continue reading

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NOTES IN THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE, PART I

Clipboard.  Pen on a short leash, attached on the right side and I am a lefty.  Questionnaire. To be answered by writing between extremely narrow lines, like a right-handed calligrapher with tiny fingers. Questions. Do I smoke?  Do I drink? … Continue reading

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PACKING IT ON

Yesterday was a beef stew day.  Next week I am going to make gnocchi, the Italian version of potato dumplings, which I will bury under a blanket of creamy gorgonzola sauce, or a Bolognese, or, if I want to go … Continue reading

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HIDDEN WORLDS

You don’t know what you don’t know until you know it.  I was walking Pete this morning, and suddenly he stopped dead in the road. He does that from time to time, so I waited, and then gave a little … Continue reading

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