Category Archives: writing

Bibliophile

A bibliophile is someone who collects books. Guilty as charged. It’s no secret I love to read.  To disappear into a tale, true or fictional, is the best medicine there is, and it’s over-the-counter, besides. I’ve just finished Meryl Gordon’s … Continue reading

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Hicks 56

I write a homage to the late Bill Hicks twice a year…February 26, the day he took flight, and on his birthday, which is today, normally with great cheer. Recently, on three occasions, readers questioned the validity of my relationship … Continue reading

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A Dull Utterance

A friend or foe, depending how you take it, said my daily utterances, as they put it, have become a tad dull. Excuse me, while I slip my head in the oven. They miss my monthly Carlyle pieces, and I … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

There I am, en route to the ATM, my checking account, due to the season, on life support, trying so hard to mind my own business, when, in my hawklike eyeline, what do I see? A mother yelling at her … Continue reading

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Pollyanna…Shot Through the Heart

 For those of you who may not know, Pollyanna, the heroine in Eleanor H. Porter’s 1913 classic children’s book of the same name, is code for optimism. A Pollyanna is someone always opting for sunshine, rather than clouds. Definitely a … Continue reading

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My Pal Al Franken

Years ago, when Al Franken was a writer on Saturday Night Live, I played a Robert Palmer Girl with actress Geena Davis, who hosted. Palmer was an urbane, 80s, English singer with a backup band of tall, short-haired brunettes braying … Continue reading

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A Word That Doesn’t Matter

 I read a lot, and occasionally a word will jump off the page, smacking me good across my cheek. Bagatelle, is the latest. A noun that means, a thing of little importance.  A throwaway occurrence or set of circumstances…in other … Continue reading

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See Ya Later Allegator

I’m afraid to turn on the news. Who will be the next, alleged, sexual predator to be outed. Yes, that wasn’t a typo…alleged….innocent till proven guilty.  It’s still America after all.  At least it was, last time I looked. I … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Me Ed?

I’m a Bobby Kennedy fan. I even have his picture in a nice, silver frame on my window sill, so it’s not unusual for me to be reading about him still again, as in, Robert Kennedy, a Memoir, by Jack … Continue reading

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Good Writing

I’m reading essays by journalist, Pete Hamill, a favorite writer of mine.  If I had picked up, Piecework, earlier, it would have led my latest reading list. Compiled in 1996, I recall reading this collection then, but his writing has … Continue reading

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