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Northeast Travels

In this weird season of blur, I’ve been lucky enough to travel a few times. I visited family in Hopkinton, MA, going by train to Providence, RI where I sampled a hot dog at Haven Brothers,  a long-lived local institution. … Continue reading

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Civics Lessons

  Over the weekend a friend and I went to the new Monumental Women sculpture in Central Park. The women shown are 19th century women’s rights activists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (both New Yorkers) and Sojourner Truth, … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

In this, the grimmest summer I can recall, a kind friend invited me to visit her at the beach. Her particular Hamp is relatively close so we whizzed out in her little red car. It had been so long since … Continue reading

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This Butterfly Isn’t Free

Little did I think there would be a connection between Gender in Modern Jewish History, via Zoom (what else?), at Hunter College, and a whirling butterfly cat toy. Gender is the course I’m currently taking, following two others since the … Continue reading

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Uxmal, The Mayan Complex with the Ball Court

Recently published in GoNomad: Uxmal, the Mayan Complex with the Ball Court

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Rate Your Home Stay- Part II

For those unable to access the original, this is the Washington Post article that inspired me. In fact, as I read it for the umpteenth time it still had me howling. ((No need to read the entire thing to get … Continue reading

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Rate Your Home Stay

Full disclosure: this originated as an article in the Washington Post which my older daughter sent me. This is my riff: Sophisticated Urban Setting I would expect a larger staff at this city apartment that boasts a uniformed doorman, garbage … Continue reading

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Food, Noise, New York

It’s hard to summon humor when people are sick and dying and I’m sure my experiences don’t differ widely from anyone else’s. But, fish gotta’ swim…. Didn’t think it possible but, since shelter-in-place began I focus on food more than … Continue reading

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Land of the Mayans

This is such a difficult period I’ve put off writing. However, in the spirit of thinking about happier times … I went to Merida, Mexico for a solo week returning March 5th, right before the world as we know it … Continue reading

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Happy Losar

Losar, the Himalayan New Year, was celebrated at the Rubin Museum of Art on Sunday, February 16, with lots of excited kids and their families. The holiday, which takes place on different dates in different Buddhist countries (Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, … Continue reading

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