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5 things about da Vinci.

Leonardo’s in the news. And, as it happens, on my bookshelf. I just finished trudging through Walter Isaacson’s new (Simon & Schuster, October, 2017) biography Leonardo da Vinci and thus am completely qualified to offer my expert opinion on last … Continue reading

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There’s a storm coming.

All our thoughts are with Florida today, as Irma plows forward with the Keys in her crosshairs. I’m so grateful that folks there have their priorities straight – shelter, safety, and chickens. Hundreds of feral chickens roam the streets of … Continue reading

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This Day in History: Another Take on Watergate

If you’re old enough to remember 1972 you may fondly recall the original VW Bugs, bellbottoms, and, on your tinny car radio, the strains of  “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and The Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin“. But you probably … Continue reading

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Billion$$ of Reasons to Love Chickens.

Surely you saw the biggest news moment of the week. The one in which Bill Gates professed “It sounds funny, but I mean it when I say that I am excited about chickens.” Bill Gates, in case you haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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Prayers for Paris.

The Italian travelogue will have to wait. Today my heart is so heavy for Paris I can think of nothing else. The Eiffel Tower went dark last night in the city of light, and all the civilized world grieves for … Continue reading

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Me or Lena Dunham: A Quiz

Okay. Unless you don’t clicky-click on current culture at all, you know that Lena Dunham is (once again) in the (self-imposed) penalty box for saying/doing/showing things in a politically/culturally/sexually incorrect manner.   Just last week I was mildly wishing for … Continue reading

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Have you hugged a chicken today?

May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day. That’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T with some Aretha attitude, by the way. It’s your chance to make up for any transgressions you might have accumulated against our feathery friends. I suppose eating them might be … Continue reading

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