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Leaving Is Dying—A Little

The weather has been horrible, which is just as well. It lessens my sadness at leaving my dream cottage in Maine. Just a few days ago I sat on its deck, savoring the autumn sun and a cup of coffee … Continue reading

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The Hobby Lobby Ruling Shames America

A hundred years ago Margaret Sanger distributed five thousand flyers in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood that read: Mothers! Can you afford to have a large family? Do you want any more children? If not, why do you have them? DO NOT … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of the River Cafe

When Hurricane Sandy barreled down on New York City’s waterfront, it destroyed the River Café. After it hit the moored barge, the storm carried away the Cafe’s stash of priceless wines, plants, rattan chairs, mirrors, pots and pans. Whatever was … Continue reading

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Peter’s Hat

I am a clotheshorse from way back. I fondly remember the smoked yellow silk dress I wore, age seven, to my cousin’s bar mitzvah. I recall a hand-me-down lace dress that did not suit my style when I was eight, … Continue reading

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A New York City Snowstorm: Pleasure and Climate Change

On January 2, 2014, at about 10 PM, I took Viva, my new miniature poodle, for her evening walk. Nobody else was about. The street, the lampposts, the houses and even the uncollected garbage were frosted by the season’s first … Continue reading

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Viva

My apologies for having neglected my Branching: Thoughts of an Ever Curious Author readership during the past five months. There were many good and bad reasons: reconstruction of my Brooklyn apartment, a new book idea that did not yet gel, … Continue reading

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On Public Speaking

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been afraid of speaking in public. Since I love telling stories, my fear may have been one of the reasons for me becoming a writer. Once upon a time it was enough … Continue reading

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