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My Oregon Trail in the Time of Covid

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VOTE 2020

Armed with a filled-in absentee ballot I went to vote at the Robert F. Wagner Middle School on East 75th Street. Me and lots of other people. I arrived at 10:15 when the double lines stretched around the block as … Continue reading

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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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