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the abc’s of you and me

April 30, 2015


NYC Quirks by the Bouquet

Ass-crack was your first glimpse of me in person. Bent at the waste, I was unfurling my jeans back over my snow boots. Caught looking as you removed your scarf, your smile was shy, but your eyes were decidedly not. “Definitely interested,” I remember thinking, both ways. Eating was on the agenda, given that we’d […]

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latest obsessions

March 16, 2015


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt #streamteam

  I’m obsessed with the show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” I attended the advance screening and brought Phil as my date. Phil doesn’t like anything. If he says, “It was okay,” it means he wants to spread his seed and make illegit babies with it. After watching the first two episodes of Tina Fey’s newest show, […]

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structuring a book

January 20, 2015


I‘ve been writing lately, which incidentally had nothing to do with any type of New Year’s resolve. Okay, fine, less writing and more editing. But it’s felt delicious to circle back to old pages with fresh eyes because I’m able to see exactly what doesn’t work. You know immediately what reads false, where it reads, […]

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list lovin’

December 4, 2014


list lovin'

I‘m grateful for our two-car garage, even in summer, when we don’t use it and birds shit all over my car. I’m grateful that I have the ability to clear out the garage and make room for my car. I’m grateful for two beautiful, working cars, with glorious air-conditioners come summer and heated seats and […]

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it’s scary how much good you can do

October 15, 2014


it's scary how much good you can do

This year, I’m attending EAC Network’s Halloween Party to Protect Children. It’s a fundraiser whose proceeds go directly toward the nonprofit’s Protecting Children Programs, which help thousands of at-risk children each year. Some of you are shy. I get emails from you after-the-fact, saying, “I saw you at the airport, but I didn’t want you […]

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pies and peas

March 6, 2014


pies and peas

There are some who’d say that all a woman really needs is a good lipstick, that it can lift the face and a mood with just a swipe. While I believe this is truer of blush, I still submit to pie as the great salve to all. You can have a ghastly day, but even […]

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three good things

January 13, 2014


Stephanie Klein, Mother

I‘m sitting here with a stack of Blood Sugar and mostly anti-grain cookbooks stacked before me, what with the New Year breathing its frosted resolution breath in the face of my slight double chin, why not? I don’t have high blood sugar, but I think we can all stand to eat as if we’re diabetic. […]

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non-traditional holiday movie list

December 18, 2013


Non-traditional holiday movies - Holiday Affair

Upon request, I’m re-posting this list because it’s timely. Because there’s snow. Because ’tis the season. I will also say that HOLIDAY AFFAIR has made the list this year after falling in love, deep-deep love, with it last year. Oh, you’re going to want to bed me down for this suggestion. Get on it. HOLIDAY […]

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