Category Archives: Family

Merry Christmas Week to Victorian Chick Readers! A Story of Christmases and Christmas Trees Past by a Christmas Tree Jew

A Facebook friend and Rockette-turned-artist I finally met in Hoboken this October noted that people were too exhausted on December 26th to wade through a long, rigorous blog about academic politics, the death of journalism, and aesthetic theory: “Today is … Continue reading

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A Hot, Lazy Weekend in Santa Barbara: Reflections on Fletch Nearly Three Decades Later, Carpinteria State Beach, and Happy Vaping

It’s warm in Santa Barbara this weekend, just shy of oppressive at 3PM. A light breeze wafts in through the windows looking out onto the ocean in the distance. Ollie and Emma are lounging on the deck in the shade, … Continue reading

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The Problem with Mannequins Circa 2014: A Rare Note on Body Image and Weight in Middle Age (300th Victorian Chick Blog!)

Ed. Note: Yesterday I wrote the better part of a blog about Robin Williams, genius and mental illness, but because it’s a more academic (that is, allusive and exegetical) blog than usual and my printer is disconnected from my MacBook, … Continue reading

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J’s 43rd Birthday Pictures and 3.5 Days (And Counting) 100% Smoke-Free!

I want to get to the club for a longish swim while it’s still cloudy (I’m too sore and tight for weights today), but wanted to report that it’s been 3.5 days since my last cigarette and that I have … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Victorian Chick’s 3rd Anniversary: Writing for Love and Identity, Dealing with Haters, and Getting a Real Estate License to Work as Relocation Consultant

Last week marked three years of Victorian Chick. I’ve been too busy to think of an anniversary blog which does justice to the role it plays not just in my everyday or social life, but the way in which it … Continue reading

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Winterpearls Jewelry Trunk Show Score and a Dodgers Game with Brother (Second Ballgame of my Life)

I’m going to the second professional baseball game of my life today. Baseball isn’t my thing, but I did have fun in 2012 when saw the Dodgers play the Mets at the gorgeous and newly renovated Dodger stadium. ¬†Well, play … Continue reading

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“Victorian Chick’s Meditations on Jewelry as an Element of Style and ‘Appurtenance’ of Self” (Second Guest Blog on Bicoastal Brunette) with Note on Why New Yorkers Feel Superior

The security breach with SSL on IOS 6 delayed posting of the guest blog I finished two weeks ago. My email was down both on the phone and computer as a result, and I didn’t realize that Samara Lipsky had … Continue reading

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Dull Blog about the Dullest Week I Can Remember: The Flu Sucks But I Saw Four Episodes of Gilmore Girls I Missed in 2009 and Learned How to Work a TiVo

J just ran home from the office to pick up Afrin. I asked him why he didn’t just buy a new Afrin at CVS and save the 15 minutes walking to car and driving home. He said he needed to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to Victorian Chick Readers! Quick Check-In from Santa Barbara after Perhaps Best Trip of my Life to New York

I’m just listening to Sierra Boggess with Ollie purring on the arm of “our” chair (just whose chair it is an open question of late) and Emma lying peacefully by the Christmas tree we decorated on Saturday when I returned … Continue reading

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“Victorian Chick on the Patch” (New Blog in Various LA Patch Branches) and Musings on Why My Closest Friends Came from Facebook or NYC Trips not my K-12 LA Private Schools (Ventura Lunch with Westlake Girl, 1973)

It’s no secret that New York City moves me in ways no other place does, but I can honestly say that I’ve found a lovely rhythm in Southern California and made a nice life for myself when I’m away from … Continue reading

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