Tag Archives: postaweek2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

Cold, ice floes, no snow. Awaiting summer swimmers. Blog in hibernation this past week; hope to return soon. Happy New Year!

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Repost: NBC’s “The Playboy Club”: Comments

https://cyclingrandma.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/ Important history; please share.

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West Side Story & 9/11: Anniversaries

 There’s a place for us Somewhere a place for us Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere… In 1961, “West Side Story,” the movie based on the Broadway musical, nabbed 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.     … Continue reading

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Screaming Ice Creams: Dirty Diaper, Garlic & Blue Cheese

Dirty diaper.  Unless you’re a new parent or a pediatrician, no more description needed. Unless it’s an ice cream flavor. It’s chocolate with chocolate chunks. Like sunscreen and bug repellent, watermelon and iced tea, ice cream screams summer.  The stands … Continue reading

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From Training Wheels to Cleats: My Cycling Evolution

The driver of the small school bus ferrying young campers rolled down her window and yelled, “you’re not supposed to be on the road.” I was biking with my friend Randy one weekday morning through a suburban community in New … Continue reading

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William Sleator: A Tribute to an Oddball

Cloning, genetic engineering, black holes, dystopia. The fodder of science fiction and a few of the many themes writer William Sleator addressed in his 30 novels for adolescents. Sleator, who died August 3 in Thailand, took topics from science and … Continue reading

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Art Heists: Film, Fact, & Fantasy

When I go to an art exhibit, be it small gallery or large museum, I play a game with myself:  I select a painting  I’d like to bring home and imagine where in my house to display my “souvenir.” Of … Continue reading

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Summer Frizz: A Curly-Haired Lament

Hair? I’m writing about hair?  Blame it on my sister Madeline. She posted on Facebook her search for the magic product that would solve the summer hair problem: frizz, frizz, frizz.  We’ve tried tons of products and all they do … Continue reading

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Pills, Vitamins & Spinach

When my sister and I don’t feel well, whom do we call? After each other, we check in with dad. “Did you call daddy,?” My sister  Madeline will say if I call to complain about a particular ailment, anything ranging … Continue reading

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Film Files: “Sunshine” 1999

Nothing like Netflix. I just joined; I‘ll be catching up on films I missed and will do lots of knitting in the process. I watched “Sunshine,” a 1999 film about three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family from the beginning … Continue reading

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