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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Princess And Proud Of It

Apr 26

Princess And Proud Of It

You think you do -— but you really don’t know what a princess is. Yes, a princess is fussy, needs frequent manicures, likes cute cocktail napkins, and never, ever takes the first seat she’s offered in a restaurant. But a true princess is also the one who leads the charge (usually metaphorically) when her kingdom is in peril. A princess takes care of her...

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A FREE RIDE

Apr 19

A FREE RIDE

“For free, take; for buy, waste time.” So said Arthur Godfrey, a popular TV show personality back in the 50s and the inspiration for the ego-maniacal “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith) in the classic film A Face in the Crowd. And while the wisdom of “The Old Redhead” is more than questionable (the man played the ukulele, for...

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The Mess On My Desk

Apr 04

I have this mountain of work piled up on my desk, but my horoscope says: “Sit back and watch the world go by today.” Hmm. As an Aquarius, I tend to take these things seriously. So what’s a girl to do? The horoscope adds that even though the sun is about to leave my birth sign (oh no!), I should not try to “cram in as much extra work as...

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