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Happy Saturday from Plane to LGA: Lovely Travel Day and Gratitude for My Life and Freedom

[Ed. note: I’m posting this from the apartment where the rain is pelting the lush, green leaves which have popped up in the last two months. It was simply breathtaking when I arrived but now pretty wet out there so … Continue reading

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Laugh for Sight Benefit at Hollywood Improv Tonight Plus Michael’s Amazing All-Night Happy Hour and DMV Stupidity

  I. Laugh for Sight, Lack of Shame/Guilt in America’s Youth, and High Percentage of Stupid People at the DMV. I have to go to the DMV today–bummer–so no lunch at Gjelina on Abbot Kinney with my LA dining buddy … Continue reading

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Writing Day at SB Apartment on Martin Luther King Holiday: SB Symphony Recap, Fun with Caulking Gun (Sort Of), Patriots Defeat and a Cheeseburger Sans Ketchup

  I’m in my cold Santa Barbara apartment for the first time in almost a week. I remembered to turn the new heater off when I left for LA, which doesn’t sound impressive but after 3 years with no heat, … Continue reading

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How Diamond Nexus Fulfilled the Dreams of a Lifelong Jewelry Lover

  I was not a little girl who played dress-up in her mother’s things. This is odd, given I am the quintessential girly girl who derives profound joy from designer resale and consignment stores both on the East and West … Continue reading

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Lunch at Opal Pre-Mani/Pedi and Gratitude for my Choice of Disastrous but Free and Prestigious Predoctoral Fellowship at UCSB

  I’m an idiot. I never ate breakfast and decided to get a grilled cheese sandwich at Xanadu Bakery in Montecito, just next to Vons. Voluntarily entering a supermarket if you aren’t cooking Thursday (even on a Monday before the … Continue reading

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Dad’s 2011 Reminiscence on D-Day: “We didn’t start Pearl Harbor; They came to us.”

I. Prelude: Dad’s Childhood, Hollywood and St. Augustine I had already hung up from my daily call to Dad from SB, when I realized it was D-Day and so called for the second time. He knew and said somberly ‚ÄúThose … Continue reading

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