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Audrey Heartburn

My mother, to be funny, used to call me Audrey Heartburn every time I was told I looked like Audrey, realizing after 30 years of therapy, it was because she was jealous of the comparison. It’s no wonder one has … Continue reading

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Minutes From A New York Writer’s Workshop – February

Just Salad – Third Avenue and 83rd Street I’m in line getting my friend Millie’s lunch. Whenever I go to the post office I call and ask if she’d like her favorite salad. She loves when I offer to do … Continue reading

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Shiver Me Timbers

Originally posted on athingirldotcom:
I wrote this piece way back in 2011.  Has remained a favorite of mine.  My blog was new…I was excited while Tom Waits crooned in my ear. I’m quite fond of the expression shiver me timbers…

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Sleepless in Manhattan

My new strategy when I can’t sleep is to just get up and write. If I don’t, I lie there visited by demons who just don’t know when to shut-up. It’s as if you’re mother was visiting. Suddenly you hate … Continue reading

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Santa’s Biggest Elf

I read a wonderful essay recently about a Christmas memory http://fretym.wordpress.com that prompted me to go into my own holiday archive to see what I would find. My mother was big on Christmas as you can well imagine when you … Continue reading

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