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Bad Advice Friday +1, 5-06-17

May 6, 2017
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Oh my gosh. There was a Friday this week. So, I shall once more be dispensing bad advice As usual, the advice will stupendously bad. Sorry, it’s a day late. I was whooping it up…

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Bad Advice Friday, 4-14-17

April 14, 2017
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Today is once more Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. PD asks: How do I get the cat to emulate a dog? He never meows…

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Life in New York City

October 18, 2014
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Language The official language of New York is English, but you’d never know it. Spanish is everywhere, even in subway advertisements. (I pick up a lot of Spanish from reading ads on boring subway rides.)…

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Spain: Lingo, lengua, don’t bother

Spain:  Lingo, lengua, don’t bother

Spain held me captive for the last two weeks. While there it silenced my computer. Kaput. Dead. No way to work. I had no choice except to fall in love with my captor, forced to…

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Without a purpose; without a burning, passionate desire, we are merely blind sheep following the herd of blind sheep who cannot see what’s before their very eyes.

Without a purpose; without a burning, passionate desire, we are merely blind sheep following the herd of blind sheep who cannot see what’s before their very eyes.

As I pray to Hermes, the god of travel, messengers, trade, thievery, cunning wiles, language, writing, diplomacy, athletics and animal husbandry; it occurs to me that I cannot sleep. As Hermes seems to be one…

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Vive La France, But Not in August

July 31, 2012
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Vive La France, But Not in August

My mother is arriving from Paris in a few weeks and I’ll face the same questions Americans ask me when they first find out I have a French mother. Here are my answers: 1. The…

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Official Language of Olympics

July 28, 2012
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Most people don’t know this but the official language of the Olympics is Pretending to Like Other Countries.       Suzy SoroIf you're a fan of Seinfeld you'll remember me as the woman who…

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Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said

April 5, 2012
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You ever have one of those days?  You know, the kind I mean where you open your mouth, and the words come spewing forth before your brain checks in.  We embarrass ourselves and suddenly it’s…

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