I'm All Shook Up!

You don’t need me to tell you what dismal, scary times we live in. As March roared in like a lion, my favorite presidential candidates...

The December Men

They waken from their tryptophan slumber, their reckless football dreams, the raking of old leaves and face themselves alone in the...

Señor Adria

The chemotherapy was the worst of it. How would I get through this? Some suggested visualization – to see myself on a serene isle, or...

Share the Pink 2016 – Cervical Cancer

Is it my imagination or has the Pink Ribbon circus set up fewer tents this year? Maybe breast cancer survivor identity recedes more and...

My Big Fat Greek Last PAP Test Party

Notable Greek-American Dr. George Papanicolaou did not win a Nobel Prize in Medicine, though he was nominated several times. He got a 13...

Make Pies, Not War: License to Carry

(Police squad car pulls over a car with a broken tail light. The two officers address the driver of the car.) “Did I do something wrong,...

Eat the Football - Superbowl 50, 2016

Super Bowl 50 is happening right down the road from me. It’s bad enough that it’s disrupting the already bad commutes well in advance of...

100 Social Risks

2015 began with a New Year’s potluck dinner party among a group of strangers, and ended with going to a New Year’s Eve dance party at an...

Owen Labrie Fantasy Sentencing

Owen Labrie doesn’t need 11 years in prison—but he needs something more than a gap year of service. Whether he ever gets to go on to an...

All Our Fathers

Fathers—it’s how women first get to know about men. They are the first Y chromosome introduced into our lives, and they invoke...

5%

Numbers are my friends. They are the scaffolding to build a little structure for my monkey mind. I’m always motivated by the goal of some...

Thanksgiving Pie Chain Letter

Thanksgiving Pie Chain Letter Dear Friend, You have been selected to receive this chain letter because of something you did somewhere,...

Della, Della Street

(Cue the music – “Park Avenue Beat” by Fred Steiner) In the name of marriage and companionship, I sat through every episode of the Perry...

If You Want To Read Moby Dick

If you want to read Moby Dick, there are some great boats and shipmates for you, especially for you greenhorns who don’t know yet what ye...

Why I Read Moby Dick

I’m on a pilgrimage in Cape Cod Massachusetts – Falmouth, New Bedford, Nantucket—and I’m reading Moby Dick again. It’s the 5th time....

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