Category Archives: art

Did You Know..The Writer’s Two Cents Edition

The journalist, Damon Runyon, when William Randolph Hearst who he worked for on the newspaper, the New York American, wanted him to write meanly of Franklin Roosevelt, he refused, saying… You never knock a winner.  His runner-up quote…You can become … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Self-doubt

My creativity has been up on the ledge lately dangling her feet. She feels alone and inept, underappreciated and forlorn, yet the well isn’t dry. It still seems damp, way at the bottom. I sit at my desk most days … Continue reading

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She Likes To Engage

I’m often asked, how I come by all my stories. Certainly some must be made up. The truth is, they’re not, the reason being… I like to engage. Engage in…participate or become involved…(engage with)… establish a meaningful contact or connection. … Continue reading

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Did You Know…Hollywood Edition Part 2

 In 1977, Carrie Fisher was only 19 years-old when she played Princess Leia in the legendary film, Star Wars. Sophia Loren turned down the amour of Cary Grant for director Carlo Ponti’s, instead.   Was she dropped on her head? … Continue reading

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Lights Still Shining

There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the … Continue reading

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Did You Know…Everything But The Kitchen Sink Edition

The Statue of Liberty has an 879 size foot, a 35 foot waist and a face 8 feet long. Now that’s what I call a big girl.   French President, Charles de Gaulle was 6’5, an inch taller than Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Know, Ask

There’s nothing wrong with not knowing something. Unfortunately many people are ashamed to ask. I was like that, feeling small because I hadn’t attended college. When people now are surprised by this, it makes me smile. A woman I knew … Continue reading

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The Presidential Peanut Gallery

 I couldn’t help getting teary when I saw the art President Biden chose for the Oval Office. A President can hang artwork from the White House’s own collection, or borrow from museums for his term in office. President Obama had … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 5th

I’m walking up Madison after my run, looking at all the stores boarded up like an old abandoned movie set, fearing post election looting. There are two young construction workers sipping coffee by the corner synagogue I can’t help looking … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Day of the Dead Edition…2020

Yes, I have an undeniably ghoulish streak. Consider it part of my charm, spawned from all the biographies and True crime books I’ve read. To quote the late, great Diana Vreeland, dying of a heart attack at 85 claiming she … Continue reading

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