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golden girl friendships

March 26, 2014

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A few weeks ago, I attended the EAC Network‘s 14th Annual LIGHT OF HOPE Luncheon at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY—an event responsible for raising close to $115k, benefiting the not-for-profit agency’s 70 programs throughout Long Island and…
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endship edition: friendship fails

January 23, 2014

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One day she corrected me. It was actually she, Darlene, who was the inclusive one, the one who chose to introduce me to her friends, the otherfcukers, and not Demi, as I’d written. I mention this now, at the beginning,…
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adult sibilings

April 2, 2013

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My younger sister Lea flew up from Florida to stay with us for a few days. Before that, my dear friend Shannan and her family flew from Austin, Texas for a quick visit. We’ve been busy, busting through Manhattan, breezing…
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friendship surprise

March 14, 2013

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Amazon food? I did not order anything from Amazon. Yet, there was the UPS guy, white legs in brown shorts, trailing off toward his truck. Did I accidentally order the Green Coffee Bean Extract I was eying? I knifed open…
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eau de friendship

March 12, 2013

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Behind a curtain that provided a false sense of privacy, I was plugged up to a hospital-grade breast pump. In the lactation room of Saint David’s Hospital in Austin, TX, I tried not to look. The consultants told me not…
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plumbing friendship

November 27, 2012

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My toilet is crying much of the time, running water with the cry of a preemie, so soft, but loud enough for my son to walk away from the television, across two rooms, to shut its door. The plumber is…
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missed (food + friend) connections

November 4, 2012

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I long for connectedness, wanting to hold on to the people of whom I’ve let go. In a move, in growing up, across the country, across time, I think that’s what we do when we cook. We don’t only connect…
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cozy fall: a homecoming

September 11, 2012

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Fall never arrived in Florida. I wanted it to, what with the magazines declaring it time for militant greens enmeshed in gold, gauzy textures, draping and harder edges, lit up with ox blood red lips and sumptuous olive eyes, not…
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