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The Girl Within

There’s a young girl, in her 30s, who works for my friend that owns a gourmet store.  She’s hefty in girth and strong as a longshoreman, so often she’ll unload a truck as if she were one of the guys. … Continue reading

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Gifts From The Heart

As a follow-up to my, Gun To Your Head Giving, piece, I want to share a thing or two. I love to give.  As I’ve said many times, generosity is the great elixir to personal pain, taking you out of … Continue reading

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DON’T!!! Let’s do one another a favor passing on the impulse. Just now, for instance, I opened a box of chocolates whose presenter will remain nameless,  that looked as if they came by way of Gaza, and that’s putting it … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops Here

No, this isn’t about Harry Truman or a visiting reindeer…it’s the last of the Kvetch over Xmas Series so please make the most of it. It’s about me being broke from all the cash I had to shell out… HAD, … Continue reading

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Give Till It Hurts

“Susannah, we need to ask you something?” “Well, you’re all up early. What can I do for you?” “Remember when you wrote in ‘Things That Elude Me’ about giving your manicurist a ‘fresh fifty?” Do you actually give her 50 … Continue reading

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