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Postcards from a Secret Admirer by
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Prompted By Snail Mail

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I don’t remember how it started, or which one of us sent the first one,  but when we were in junior high my best friend Stephanie and I began sending each other picture postcards that we’d sign “Love from your Secret Admirer”. I know it sounds like a silly adolescent game – which of course…
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Cherry Coke Redux by
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A story called CHERRY COKE I posted awhile ago at the prompt THE CRUSH seems to work here too,  so am posting again,  here’s the link. Cherry Coke
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THE IRISHMAN by
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I must offer this quick take on THE IRISHMAN and a plug for it’s re-recording sound mixer, my cousin Tom Fleischman! I’m proud to say Tom has won many awards including a 2012 Oscar for his work on the film Hugo,  and has worked with Scorsese on many other films and loves the guy.  Here’s a…
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Second Career by
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Prompted By Get Organized

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I must admit I take little pride in my culinary skills,  am not a fashionista,  and may not be up on pop culture or as knowledgeable as I should be on world events,  but one thing I am is organized!,   Yet over the years little did I know that organizing would actually become my second…
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Bless the Bread by
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Prompted By The New Year

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A new year for many of us means a time to take stock,  to make resolutions,  or to once again start that illusive diet.  But for my son Noah it means the rock, jam-band Phish will be on tour at Madison Square Garden once again for several consecutive nights. A few years ago the New…
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PARASITE and ROMA by
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I love the movies and try to see all the good stuff. Last month I read the glowing reviews of PARASITE,  the new South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-Ho,  the Palme d’Or winner at Cannes.  And then when friend after friend after friend recommended it,  I was really intrigued and put it on top…
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Third Degree Burn by
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Prompted By Holidaze

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Last year at about this time I  burned the top of my foot.  It was very painful and looked pretty bad,  and so I went to the dermatologist. He examined the wound and asked me how it had happened.   For some reason I was too embarrassed to tell the whole truth,  and so I…
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Early Thanksgiving by
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Prompted By Holidaze

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As I was preparing for Thanksgiving last month I thought about a Thanksgiving we celebrated several  seasons ago. That year as  November approached  I fretted over the many regrets I’d gotten in the past to my Thanksgiving invitations. One of my cousins and his family usually celebrated with his in-laws;  another often went to an…
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My Cousin Rick by
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Prompted By Cousins

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We were shocked some months ago to learn of the sudden death of my cousin Rick at age 66.  The family gathered in Rochester where Rick had lived, and several of us spoke at his moving memorial service. Since childhood my redheaded cousin had suffered a debilitating mental illness.  His devoted parents Mary June and…
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