I Am Not Norah Ephron

Jul 16

I Am Not Norah Ephron

I wrote this a year ago but didn’t publish it  because I was afraid that it might sound . . . bitter. I didn’t mean it to be! I like my life, but Nora Ephron seemed to have The Life. She was my hero (heroine? I’m never sure about those PC things) and this was a tribute to her, although now it does seem a bit bittersweet. . . I once wrote about how important it...

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Are We Ready For Gay Weddings?

Jul 25

Are We Ready For Gay Weddings?

Gay Marrriage: Legal In NY! And you know what that means: gay weddings. As of Sunday, we’ve been having them like crazy.  But when I wrote about this two years ago, it was the first —and only— time readers didn’t leave comments. What was that about? Maybe you thought maybe it was a non-issue — that consenting adults of any gender should be able to...

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LIFE’S A BEACH . . .

Jul 19

LIFE’S A BEACH . . .

  . . . And then       you fry.   Unless you wear lots of sunscreen.                                I love the beach, really I do. But even I, sun worshipper that I am, and isn’t it...

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WHO WAS THAT COUNTESS . . .

Jul 05

WHO WAS THAT COUNTESS . . .

. . . at Harry’s Bar?It was me. Well, sort of . . . My husband and I were staying in Venice in a swanky hotel, with a staff more than willing to satisfy our every whim. Actually, I was pretty whimless, except for one thing: I wanted to go to the famous Harry’s Bar — and I wanted a good table. If you were banished to the back room, you might as well skip...

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