What’s With “THE WEIGHT?”

Jun 21

What’s With “THE WEIGHT?”

We all love the song “The Weight” by The Band. It’s #41 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time, and makes my personal Top Ten List. I first wrote about it in 2010 and have thought about it often since then. I still have no idea what it means. But after what seemed like an eternity staying in place with Covid, and in an effort to ignore...

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What WON’T I Blog About?

Apr 11

What WON’T I Blog About?

There is practically nothing I won’t blog about, and yes, emotional traumas do make for funny anecdotes, whether they’re mine — or yours. You don’t even have to blab: I can look in your eyes, your soul, or god forbid, your closet, and make a blog out of that (I Am A Closet Case). I get ideas for blogs everywhere. Walking up Third Avenue, eating at...

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The Moose And Me

Dec 30

The Moose And Me

Even though I didn’t DO Christmas, I GOT Christmas. “Got”— besides appreciating the spirit and joy of the season and all that —in the sense that I received actual gifts, including a trip to the Caribbean and a moose. A moose? Perhaps I should explain. Once upon a time, when the children in my life were little buggers, I gave them these cuddly...

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Holiday Hysteria? No Problem!

Dec 20

Holiday Hysteria?    No Problem!

Due to circumstances truly beyond my control, I have started a new tradition for Christmas: I’m not doing it. Not that I won’t enjoy the eggnog, other people’s Christmas cards, trees, wreaths, colored lights — and, especially, partridges in pear trees: Do you have any idea how much those birds will set you back these days, even if you skip the...

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My Dinner With Elaine

Dec 08

My Dinner With Elaine

Is anything worse than a missed opportunity? Well, yes, there’s brides competing for plastic surgery, but let’s not go there. About six months ago, I planned to do an interview with Elaine Kaufman for Woman around Town, but life, as it so often does, got in the way. The sad thing was that I wanted to thank Elaine for something she did for me many years...

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Thank God For Uncle Nunzio

Nov 24

Thank God For Uncle Nunzio

Scene: A large hospital in the metropolitan area.A harried looking woman paces back and forth in front of a busy nurse’s stand, speaking too loudly on a cell phone: “Hello, Uncle Nunzio! I’m so glad you called. Yes, Yes, I know how concerned you are about my mother. She’s doing pretty well at the moment, but things – No, no! I didn’t...

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