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THE THRILL OF IT ALL

Jim and I and our Golden Retriever, Willa, run around the reservoir in Central Park every morning – rain or shine, sleet or snow, blazing heat or face-numbing frost. And thanks to Willa, the self-appointed “park greeter,” who absolutely insists on “welcoming” (tail wagging, ears down, smiling) everyone she sees, we meet an awful lot of interesting… read more

IT’S OKAY…

No, really it is. It’s nothing to get worked up about. They’re just bugs. Not the bugs that eat the holes through your favorite cashmere sweaters. Not the bugs that swarm and nip around you all summer and drink your blood when dusk falls – even after you spray the bejeesus out of your patio.… read more

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN I know, I know, James Bond, (played by Sean Connery, the iconic “007″) insisted that his martinis be “shaken not stirred.” Actually, I like them both ways. Plus, I like them “dirty.” And our daughters, Kate and Abigail, make them to perfection. But much as I love them, I’m not actually talking… read more

IN THE END IT’S ALL ABOUT DINNER…

  IN THE END IT’S ALL ABOUT DINNER…  No really, it is. I mean, it is for me. It starts really early in the morning, usually when I’m running around the reservoir in Central Park with Jim and Willa (our Golden Retriever), and Jim says, “So what do you feel like for dinner? Jim’s a really… read more