Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bye, Bye Blackberry; Here Come the Squiddies.

I can still remember the first time I held a Blackberry in my hand. I got that same adrenaline rush as I did when I saw The Matrix for the first time. Whoa! This is something so. very. different. I … Continue reading

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Game of Throne.

The hens were making such a racket yesterday that I rushed out to the coop to see what disaster might have befallen them. Fortunately, it was only a mini-disaster: as in greed = gridlock. It all started with Coco and Lucy. Coco … Continue reading

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The Hungry Games: Where to Eat in NYC, Columbus Circle/Lincoln Square edition

I’ve been cutting back the calories these past few weeks, which means I am constantly thinking about food. And as far as I can tell, NYC = food. You can’t go a hundred feet in that city without being tempted, … Continue reading

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The Glam Life

I’m very happy to be back home in CA, but the city life it most definitely is not. Take this morning, for example. The chicken coop was especially messy and I was up to my elbows in bleach and pine shavings … Continue reading

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NYC memory: David McCullough at the Met

We’re back in California, where I’ve spent the last few days sifting through memories of this latest sojourn to NYC. While each trip is a bit different, we’re settling, inch by inch, into patterns that define “living” there from being … Continue reading

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Happy to be in NYC

Two weeks in New York are like six months anyplace else. Things move fast here! Especially the temperature – one day it’s squalling wind and in the low 20’s and the next day it’s a balmy 60 degrees. Leave it … Continue reading

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We fly the coop; no one blinks

When the suitcases come out, Soho retreats to the closet and our guilt index goes up, up, up. How could we abandon our pets like this? So before we left for our latest NYC visit, we amassed a novel’s worth … Continue reading

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