A Bad Year For Beauty

Feb 22

A Bad Year For Beauty

I’ve been called an aesthete. I’ve been called a lot worse, but let’s not go there. Since an aesthete is a person who loves beauty, you’d think that was a good thing. No way. Loving beauty is SO last century. And it’s not just this year. From the first time we were told to “let it all hang out,” we have been on a slippery...

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The Year Of Blogging Dangerously

Feb 14

The Year Of Blogging Dangerously

Dear Reader: Guess what? Today is not just Valentine’s day —  it’s the first anniversary of this blog! A year ago today I launched something truly dangerous: A blog that wasn’t about cats, politics, economics, celebrities, or the political economics of cats owned by celebrities. Whoa! I have nothing against cats. I like them! They like me. But...

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It’s A Mystery To Me

Feb 05

It’s A Mystery To Me

I love my book club. That’s The Geez Louise International Book Club to you, bub. AKA “GLIB.” And I beg to differ with Motoko Rich, who writes in the Times (“The Book Club With Just One Member”), that there is a “different class of reader” — people who are more serious about reading — who don’t join book clubs. People...

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