Monthly Archives: February 2011

RX: Stay Busy

Very glad we were in NYC when the news of my father’s death arrived. Taylor was coming up for the weekend and the three other kids plus grandkids are here, so we’ve been blessed with companionship/solace/distraction. Given the circumstances, it’s … Continue reading

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Final Gifts

My father died yesterday. He was 89 years old and lived a full, happy life. We were not especially close; a product of the “Greatest Generation”, he provided faithfully for his family, and considered the little time he had left … Continue reading

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Not fat. Just fluffy

It’s true. Chloe is vindicated. After all the speculation, here are the pics to prove it.

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Peep if You Heart Chickens!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which makes me think of love, which, of course, makes me think of chickens (right after I think of the CE, of course). Many of you know that we are in wait mode for some new … Continue reading

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File this one under poetic justice. The world is full of things I don’t understand, but cockfighting is is right up there near the top of the list.  CBS Los Angeles reports that “a California man attending a cockfight has … Continue reading

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“There’s Something Intrinsically Happy About a Chicken”

My friend, Nancy, sent me a link to this great piece in the New York Times by Elizabeth Giddens: Domestic Lives:  Chicken Vanishes, Heartbreak Ensues It details the disappearance of a city chicken in Bedford-Stuyvesant. I promise you, it’s excellent reading … Continue reading

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Getty Up!

Road trip! We’ve had a stretch of weather so gorgeous here that it’s probably cruel to even mention it to all you East coast Polloplayer readers, but in the interest of art education, share we must. Thanks to Alexandra’s and … Continue reading

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