Category Archives: media

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy

One of my favorite all time films is, Yankee Doodle Dandy. When James Cagney, as George M. Cohan, tap dances down the White House Steps, I’m always up from my chair, tappin along with him. I make no apologizes for … Continue reading

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To Your Neutral Corners

I’m no political animal by any means, and frankly, couldn’t care less whose approval ratings are up or down, however…there is something I’d like to say. STOP INSULTING ONE ANOTHER!!! WHY CAN’T YOU PLAY NICE DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME? Excuse … Continue reading

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Those Wacky Presidents Part Two

There are so many fun facts about U.S. Presidents that aren’t mainstream, like JFK being allergic to Caroline’s pony, Macaroni, and how Teddy Roosevelt’s kids once brought theirs up in the White House elevator. Speaking of Theodore Roosevelt, who hated … Continue reading

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God Bats Last

I love this expression coined by the writer, Anne Lamott. I’ve just finished rereading her book, Help Thanks Wow, I keep by my bed to remind me to stay lit from within. You don’t have to be religious nor devout … Continue reading

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Writing Is An Art

I’ve often compared writing to having a child you cherish and protect, the way a bear defends her cub. An art, according to Webster, is a skill doing a specified thing, improved through practice. It’s personal, no matter the packaging, … Continue reading

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo…Respectfully

My respect for Governor Andrew Cuomo has increased considerably. If one wants to see what’s been referred to as a War President, he certainly wears the mantle. New York, the city where I’ve lived more than half my life, is … Continue reading

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How It Usually Is

  Here in the East, we’d be awaiting spring, our cotton khakis and polo shirts stacked in the wings. The daffodils in the Park, who’ve just arrived like pretty girls, would delight us, knowing they’re emissaries, announcing her imminent arrival. … Continue reading

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What Should We Worry About Now?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it. The news should be brought up on charges of slander, to itself. When did it go from truth to non-fiction, since facts seem to be flagging behind the rope line. I’m … Continue reading

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Classic Fashion Always In Style

I’ve dressed the same way ever since seeing Audrey Hepburn in Love in the Afternoon. Her simple, sleek style becoming my own.   Pair that with a cousin who wore faded Levis with a man’s white button-down, adding a navy … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant and The Kennedys

The crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others a week ago today, made me think of two similar accidents. John Kennedy Junior’s fatal flight in 1999, and his uncle, Ted Kennedy’s, in 1964, en route to Springfield, Massachusetts to … Continue reading

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