When the Shit Hits the Fan

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On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was shot to death. I was 9 years old and at school. I can’t remember the exact chain of events, but I think I was in an after-school event (the Brownies maybe???) and we were abruptly sent home. Did they tell us what happened? I don’t remember but certainly I would’ve found out …

Memories of Phyllis

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“I’ll say goodbye to cousin Phyllis Just tell the gardener he should bill us”      -­ from “The End of The World” by Deborah Holland, The Book Of Survival, Gadfly Records 1999 I had a choice of seeing Phyllis alive one last time or attending her memorial. I chose to see her alive and I’m glad I made that decision, …

In Praise of the Ponytail: for Women

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(I don’t think I could express the same glorification for men’s ponytails) A ponytail IS a hairstyle, NOT an excuse I would “guestimate” that 4 out of every 7 days of the week for at least part (or whole) of the day my hair ends up (or begins) in a ponytail. For anyone who is not absolutely sure what a …