Monthly Archives: March 2008

Separate Bedrooms for Marcia and Larry

Marcia and Larry Leinsdorf had been married for 31 years this past June. Many considered it an ideal marriage and, as far as marriages go, it was ideal—if you get my drift. They had long ago stopped fighting over details and trying to make life perfect. As “hot and steamy” left the bedroom, a cool […]

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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy: Airline Notice From Gypsy

A couple of large airlines are sending out notices to their confirmed international passengers warning them to arrive four hours ahead of departure. All international airlines are asking for earlier arrivals than the earlier arrivals they were asking before. There are many reasons and many different problems among the airlines now. For travelers, one common […]

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You Haven’t Been to Barcelona Recently? Odd

You haven’t been to Barcelona recently? Odd. This year everybody on a boat, a plane, or a running tour was in Barcelona. It is the happening city in Europe. Its soaring success is the result of a work ethic combined with encouraged creativity; Spain is hungry and Barcelona is a shining example of what it […]

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Who Would You Love to be in the Dark With for Earth Hour?

Who would you love to be in the dark with for Earth Hour? Such a good idea should not go unloved. The entire world is going to celebrate Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29. All the info is at: www.earthhour.org. So much good will happen to our world because we turn off our lights […]

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Teddy Kennedy and the Last Time I Ever Wore THAT Dress

The first time I had dinner sitting next to Ted Kennedy, he kept patting my tummy. This was in the very late 60s. He was young and cute and thought of as a bit of a playboy, so most of the guests at the table were not surprised that he was patting the tummy of […]

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How to Become A Millionaire … If You Aren’t Born Rich

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The general rule is that you have to build a valuable business and sell it. It is very hard to become a millionaire, let alone a billionaire, working for someone else. You can be unusually talented, work your head off, do everything right, earn an impressive salary decorated with stock options and have the shock […]

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Merger Menagerie Today, Melting Pot Next Year

There is a very real and, to me, touching photograph in today’s New York Times of James Dimon crossing Park Avenue in the rain, from JP Morgan Chase’s offices on one side to Bear Stearns’ offices on the other side. I have been a client of both of these banks at one time or another […]

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She Said He’d Be Sorry

He said she was plumpish. And it was true. She was fattish. Wooed by the lure of a potato chip. The silky softness of ice cream – Rocky Road. The beauty of a buttered croissant. Hot, of course. Once she had been thin. Even skinny. “How come you’re so skinny and you eat so much?,” […]

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The Candidate I Dream of: The 1999 Bentley Azure No. 2

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If Senators Clinton, Obama and McCain were cars — what would they be?

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Meg Whitman on What’s Next After eBay

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As eBay’s Meg Whitman becomes co-chair of Sen. John McCain’s national campaign, she talks to our Lesley Stahl about retiring from the business world and about her future. The following VII-part, exclusive interview took place on Tuesday, March 11. To read parts II through VII, click the links at the end of the article. LESLEY: […]

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