Author, Author: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Blog

Reading

With the temperatures dropping and the leaves starting their fall in the Northeast, I thought it would be a good idea to recommend some books to cozy up with as the weather changes. I sent out an email to 20 women friends and 6 men.

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A Bronx Tale

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In the 50s when I went to Public School 114 in the Bronx, it was ruled by an austere, black-garbed woman who wore clunky oxford shoes and a frown. You didn’t want to do anything wrong that could put you in her proximity.

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Talk About a Caffeine Break. Here’s One for the Records

booth mockup

My friend Anne will not drink coffee or tea from a cup or even a decently sized mug. So everyone in my book group has a special “Anne cup.” In my home, it’s a speckled blue and white sponge-painted number I made especially for her in one of the Make Your Own Pottery-type places that have sprung up for the glazing pleasures of kids of all ages.

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Run, Todd, Run

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Very casually last week, almost as if he didn’t want me to hear it, my son-in-law Todd dropped the news that he was going to run a 50-mile race. That’s not 50 kilometers, which in and of itself would be insane, but 50 miles. Think San Francisco to San Jose.

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