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Chagall’s Cows by
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When our son was a toddler many friends began fleeing Manhattan.  They couldn’t imagine raising a child amid all the dirt and crime. “But think of the culture!”,  I’d say. Noah at 5,  wide-eyed at the Mets’ Arm & Armor exhibit.   And making Purim masks at the Jewish Museum,  and model dinosaurs at the…
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Good Girl by
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Prompted By Good Trouble

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As a kid I gave my parents little trouble and later showed only the usual rebellious teen spirit.  (They disapproved of guys I dated,  but that’s another story). And altho I’ve stood on picket lines,  argued  before the Corps of Engineers against ecologically disastrous city projects,  marched for good causes,  volunteered for a few,  and did…
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Thanks for the Memories! by
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Prompted By Thank You

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How do I say thank you to four gals I’ve never met but feel I’ve known forever? – the Sacramento ringleader,  lawyer,  activist,  singer,  has a song title for every occasion – the big-hearted brunette from the Windy City,  blogger,  passionate educator,  kid whisperer – the Jersey girl now California techie,  science writer and editor…
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The Plug-In Drug by
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Most of my friends tell me they’ve been TV bingeing for years,  and now during lockdown it’s certainly the activity of choice.  So if that’s your guilty pleasure,  binge away. But I’ve never been much of a TV watcher,  and I couldn’t agree more with Marie Winn when in the 1970s she wrote about the problems…
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My Snowy Year in Buffalo by
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Prompted By Interviews

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In the mid-60s I was newly married and heading up to Buffalo, NY for a year while my husband completed med school.  I had just gotten my graduate library degree and applied to the Buffalo Dept of Ed for a school librarian’s job. I was interviewed at the school superintendent’s office by Mrs D who…
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Dear Younger Self by
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What a cutie!   But seriously I’m here to give you some advice. Be a more adventurous eater,  try the sushi. Don’t fight with your mother so much,  you’ll find out later she was usually right. Practice the piano so you can play something besides Fur Elyse. Don’t abandon your theatre dreams and someday you…
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