Monthly Archives: May 2008

‘Eight Months After She Died, She Appeared – Promise Kept!’

I am my mother in most ways – except she would have preferred to be blond. We are the kind that keeps going. The house can fall down, the trees can turn red, the men in our life can disappear, the money can run out; we keep going. My blessed editor at Knopf, maybe the […]

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The Dictator, The Farmer & The Professor

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How do you deal with aging parents facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Read the poem and comment below. The Dictator, The Farmer & The Professor The DICTATOR thought The orange Was the world And he squeezed the juice All over His hospital robe in the clinic That bore his name “Naughty, Naughty,” said the nurse […]

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Gypsy in Venice

Mary Wells takes us on a photographic tour through the City of Water

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It Happened Last Night: Lily Tomlin Brings Edith Ann and Ernestine to Vancouver

Lily Tomlin is performing in a multitude of cities and was in Vancouver Tuesday evening, the toast of this town. A Canadian bug had its way with me and so I was flat out for the evening, but I have spies and pals all around here so I heard all that I missed. The theater […]

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Who Is She? The Final Episode

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Time: April 30th, 4:06 AM Place: The Bedroom, Jericho, Long Island On the morning of April 30th, the day she was to meet Jonathan Marston, she awoke startled. She was sweaty and frightened. Her dream disturbed her. She remembered it in detail — colors, words spoken, temperature and time. She sat upright in bed trembling […]

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