Fur Cripe’s Sake

Last week the topic of fur crossed my radar much more often than it usually does. It started with Aretha Franklin’s performance at the Kennedy Honors. She strolled on stage in a fur coat, pocketbook on her arm, sat at the piano, and played a rendition of “Natural Woman” that had Carole King in ecstasy […]

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Enjoy the Silence

When did I become a slave to so much unimportant noise? I’ve been on the internet for something like twenty years. I say this because I started college in 1996, as a commuter student who spent the time between classes in the computer lab. It was a much simpler time – you built really ugly […]

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On Death and Expectations

Today my great-grandmother would have been 110 years old. That’s a pretty amazing age for anyone to live to, but in my family, it’s practically unheard of. Grandma, as I called her, died at 78. I was five years old, and hers was the first wake I ever attended. In hindsight, I can say with […]

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So this is the new year…

So this is the new year And I don’t feel any different I would be lying if I said I didn’t approach each new year with hopes. I’m talking really big hopes – find-a-cure-for-cancer, watch-the-world-go-vegan, achieve-financial-independence-and-travel-the-world type hopes. I kind of liken it to that feeling I get when watching a movie, or a rerun […]

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