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‘A white sport coat and a pink carnation...’

“I’m all dressed up for the dance.” So goes the 1957 hit song by Marty Robbins.

Our high-school aged kids and grandchildren are heading into “prom madness.” I can’t help but fondly remember my prom those many years ago.

Once the prom committee was established, off we went with ideas for a theme, how to decorate, would we have dates, who was going to ...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was held on March 8. What is an International Woman? It’s probably a woman who has dual citizenship, or someone with a lot of stamps on their passport. I was in Sweden a couple years ago, and I said could you please stamp a couple stamps right on my face there on page two—I HATE that picture.

Anyway, let’s celebrate all the International Women ...

Political discretion

My son-in-law and I do not always agree politically. If we didn’t see eye-to-eye on ice cream flavors or music or schools of art or the virtues of being left brained or right brained we could debate the subject for hours without animosity creeping in to sabotage our conversation.  

The three most chaotic subjects to debate are politics, religion, and abortion. People’s ...

My Weekend Theater Binge

Netflix popularized bingeing on TV series by making it easy to view entire seasons of episodes back to back, for hours at a time—if that’s your thing.

My thing is seeing local live theater—and there is, thankfully, an increasing amount of it in the Hudson Valley. Last weekend, I binged on stage productions, catching four of them four days in a row. I had a blast. Here are my ...

Moon over Manhattan

“Hey, look at that,” said my husband staring out the window. “There are people doing yoga on the roof of that building.”

We were on the 20th floor of a building in New York City, having a romantic dinner at a chic restaurant known for its great food and beautiful views.

“What are they doing?” he wondered aloud. “Oh. Oh no!”

“What? ...