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Beach Buzz

A sunny day at the beach is a sugar high. A shot of euphoria. Warm crests of sand meet the underneaths of your knees. It molds to the small of your back and clings to your toes like sugar to a cruller. A light breeze carries the frothy laughter of others. It lifts the ends of your […]

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How I Forgave Jamie Oliver

If you have the time and the patience, and room in your heart to forgive chef Jamie Oliver for referring to his Crispy and Sticky Chicken Thighs with Squashed New Potatoes and Tomatoes as a “simple pan-baked chicken dish” then I encourage you to try this recipe. But for God’s sake, know up front that […]

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Fashion Designers Microbe-Manage NY Fashion Week

It’s hard to believe, but the same folks who’ve instigated fashion induced bunions, sciatica, sprained ankles, deep vein thrombosis, acid reflux, yeast infections and constipation, have concocted ways to avert colds and flu during NY Fashion Week crunch time. The fashion industry might’ve been in typical panic mode, but this year the 2013 Fall Collections […]

I am Not a Hoarder

I am Not a Hoarder

Not until I hit my forties did I start thinking about my senior years and the person I’d become. Actually, there was one time before, when I took a theater makeup course in college. For our midterm exam we had to transform our face into the eighty-year-old version of ourselves. That was sobering. After I […]

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Let the Storms Come

The wind’s fury can lash bruises across my skin. Uproot my soul. Lightening can pierce a chasm through my heart, as thunder deafens promises. The rains pelt my resolve and flood my eyes. Watch my bearings rattle as the earth crumbles under foot. An avalanche can bury me. The light is snuffed but I’m not […]

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Gut Feeling

The strangest thing happened to me today while I was outside “exercising.” On the days I don’t play tennis (that sounds like I play a lot!) I “exercise” by walking. Okay, carbo-loading is not exactly necessary for one of these walks, but at least it’s something. If I’m going to be completely honest with you, […]

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Normal Interrupted

About a month ago I got sucker-punched by my heart.  Overnight, as I slept peacefully, I developed a heart condition.  It came out of nowhere.  Like a subpoena.  My diagnosis: PVC palpitations, causing the heart to experience haphazard, volatile, extra beats, and PAC palpitations, causing the heart to skip beats.  An episode of these heartbeats […]

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