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GOING RETRO

I’m in a nostalgic mood today thinking of fun objects from the past.  Take for instance the lava lamps which contain blobs of colored wax inside a glass vessel filled with clear liquid; heat from an incandescent bulb underneath the … Continue reading

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SUMMER CAMP MEMORIES

Decades later, days at summer camp linger in my memory.  I find myself treading the soft beds of needles in the fragrant New Hampshire pine groves and thinking about people I once knew. This morning, my cousin, Marvin, and I … Continue reading

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SHREDDING FRENZY

One of the reasons I’ve been neglecting my blog is that I’ve been busy, busy, busy cleaning up my act.  When I view my three newly-neatened-beyond-belief kitchen drawers, I undergo a religious experience; I feel pure and righteous. As a … Continue reading

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VILLAINS WE LOVE TO LOVE

I’m surprised to find that I’m enthralled by Boardwalk Empire, the popular HBO series, and by Steve Buscemi the portrayer of ‘Nucky’ Thompson, the brains behind Atlantic City’s Mob that thrived during Prohibition.  The show teems with drama and excitement … Continue reading

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THE JOYS OF EDITING?

If I were physically able, I might have skipped around the room when I finished writing my grey panther mystery, “Feisty Old Ladies.” The last paragraph had been tough going with emails back and forth between me and Ellen Larson,  … Continue reading

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THE BAIN OF RAIN

THE BAIN OF RAIN We Southern Californians welcome rain—at least on a short term basis.  Rain turns the hills from desiccated brown to refreshing shades of green.  It clears the smog and dust and pollen from the air and brightens … Continue reading

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MEMORY AND THE LOSS THEREOF

Like many people, I have hoped for a long and fruitful life, but now I’m reconsidering.  New statistics show that 50% of Nonagenarians suffer from Alzheimer’s or other brain deterioration diseases.  How scary is that? I try my best to … Continue reading

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THE BEACH-PART TROIS

More days at Nantasket Beach: During our stays at Nantasket Beach, we usually rented rooms in someone’s home or took a flat.  One of my favorite rentals, was an apartment over a grocery store, on Nantasket Avenue and L street, … Continue reading

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DREADED WORDS

In addition to being told that one needs to cough up extra money for Uncle Sam during this dreaded tax season, plagues such as Wet Rot, Dry Rot, and Termites have put fear into my heart.  Appliances break down because … Continue reading

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THE BEACH–PART DEUX

Dee FitzGerald and my cousin, Cookie emailed that my blog on The Beach brought back memories of their own summer experiences.  And last week, at a super bowl party, Judy Sparanese and I traded beach stories (in between rooting for … Continue reading

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