Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rhubarb Crisp: No Sticky Hair!

Rhubarb Crisp I bought rhubarb on my trip to Connecticut this weekend.  My mother always stewed it with honey and oranges and served it with the meal or as dessert. My nephew used to call it “sticky hair.”  I’ve preferred … Continue reading

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Utility Angst: Reading the Bills (Angst Report)

Today I’m double -dipping. I wrote the post below for my friend Debra Galant’s blog, The Angst Report. It’s a blog about all the things that make us anxious. I remember visiting my grandmother after she moved from her home … Continue reading

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Xenophobia: Not on the Menu!

The story goes like this: My grandfather asked my grandmother on a date, and treated her to a 2 cent seltzer, and   bought himself the 5 cent size. They had met at a sweatshop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side … Continue reading

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Wisdom of my Mother

A little self-promotion, a Mother’s Day gift, and a good cause.   I entered a writing contest a couple of years ago about what I learned from my mother. My essay, below, was accepted and published in an anthology, Wisdom of … Continue reading

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New York Shorts

New York Shorts: My rating system: 1-5 Stars 1-    only if nothing else to do and tickets are cheap or free 2-    a bit better than 1 3-    the middle- worthwhile 4-    good, solid theater experience, worth the ticket 5-    … Continue reading

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