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SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 2:40PM

On Being Jewish

I was born Jewish to a family who's main identity was Israel. I was born Jewish in a suburb which was almost 100% Jewish. Everyone went to one of our three or four synagogues. I feel and have always felt more Jewish than anything else, more Jewish than even female for… Read full post »

JULY 11, 2012 5:48PM

Where is OurSalon??

And has OS gone down?

I am much more a reader than a film fanatic and so it's her books I love. Pretty much memorized them all. She is, in my mind, the anti-Anna Quildlan. Wry not earnest. Self- degrigrating never self- aggrandizing. Funny and West Sider-- though she found the East Side was not the… Read full post »

JUNE 26, 2012 10:08PM

Nora Ephon is dead

I can't believe that Nora Ephron is gone. She was like a best friend i never met. How's this for weird:

I taught her books esp "Heartburn" the very first page because she did humor so damned well. I have read everything she's written because of her command of humor.

 About… Read full post »

JUNE 25, 2012 3:02PM

Surgery Done!!!!

Thanks for all the prayers. I almost did not go through wth it then I did so csnnot see yet  bec of the eye salve so em say and just to tell you I am alive, it was an hour and I had the largest festoons by far b ut priase… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2012 2:57AM

authors and their horror stories

So there is the usual line up of men on C-Span. Why is it always men? Most especially on history, foreign affairs, and in the following case: terrorism. The author, a pleasant fellow, was not talking about “Cold Zero” a book I’m not recommending because he never got around to it,… Read full post »

I am ready to face the surgery now and anyone who still has energy for prayers or good vibes will help a lot.

I was scared --very scared-- and now I'm not. 14 days of water and vinegar drips is what is likely to be boring but the surgery I believe… Read full post »

JUNE 15, 2012 9:13PM

My Amazing Dad

Copy of Daddy 

I may have shown this picture before here and we all agreed that  my father, he was to die a month after this photo, looked a bit like a mafiosa --but he was anything but.

What we, me my sister and my dad were doing here was dedicating a… Read full post »

I have written ten posts each get erased by my computer so more detail soon as i figure out what is wrong with the computer. I do not believe anything was wrong with me.

They said my breahing did not have enough oxygen which is a new one. And they sent… Read full post »

I have written ten posts each get erased by my computer so more detail soon as i figure out what is wrong with the computer. I do not believe anything was wrong with me.

JUNE 7, 2012 8:27PM

How We Age pt 2

Now to my own specifics, or two of them.

When I was 62, living in Israel I woke one morning to find a huge bump under my left ear about 2 inches long. Though I look in the mirror less than most--always been true, this lump just appeared, and on that… Read full post »

JUNE 4, 2012 3:01PM

How We Age

In February, I turned 69. At 68 1/2 my health problems multiplied and that is what I and I'm guessing most here feel bad about aging. Our own bodies with problems and the loss of our beloved friends and others who are also either struggling with health issues or dead… Read full post »

MAY 24, 2012 7:23PM

An Evening with Jimmy

When I finally returned to South Beach a few nights ago, I sensed I would do this town differently and that I did.

After talking to many who I know here, many more than in NYC, I ended up on a rock on Lincoln Road, talking to a man named… Read full post »

What you had no  way of knowing, nor did I in entirety, I wrote those while I was undergoing a new drug for type 1 diabetes. I was in extreme excruciasting pain and day before yesterday I  almost died.

This drug is called Victoza and when it works it really… Read full post »

APRIL 24, 2012 4:35PM

Palm Beach Arrest pt.2

I ran back to Miranda. At that very moment, the boy decided that my daughter was guilty and before we knew it he was calling the local police to come and get her.

Here she lost her cool, started sobbing as I promised her I’d be with her every step ofRead full post »

APRIL 23, 2012 6:34PM

Arrest in Palm Beach

Pt 1 of 3

My daughter's Arrest:

This story starts during a walk from the Breakers a hotel, not as fancy as you may think, to Worth Avenue, obscenely so, a few miles away.

My daughter, then sixteen, hopped a cab. I remember that I had earphones on andRead full post »

APRIL 13, 2012 3:36PM

My arrest-ish in Palm Beach FL

Two posts in one day, rare. I sit here thinking of Emily's open call. When were you arrested?

I was not precisely arrested. Instead, I was taken four hours by ambulance to a hospital in mid -Florida, in the town of Port St Lucie , which has since been hit by several hurricanes. Of… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2012 8:20AM

India Miracle

Dr Bala 

                           DR BALA

I am really going to try to make this short. Short= not my middle name. I won't tell you of AL's amazing visit, two w… Read full post »

APRIL 1, 2012 11:11AM

A favorite song

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These are two of the same songs by Paco Ortego that was the centerpiece in an Argentine film with the incomparable Norma Aleadro...

I recommend the second link, should it work but f… Read full post »

MARCH 28, 2012 11:20AM

Not Vivian Henoch's India

This is written in the spirit of  life as theater of the absurd--hoping no one takes this as morbid. 

I wrote Vivian who I hope is happily asleep--asking for her permission to use her name but then my computer listed the errors entailed (legion) so I'm assuming she is okay with… Read full post »

MARCH 22, 2012 1:59AM

You'd never know that...

I think of so many here often, but true too, I've not been here for many reasons: computer hell, going to India but the Consulate seriously f'ed up so I just got my visa and passport today. Two weeks late, during which I was trying to finish my book on "The… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2012 12:37PM

Monsieur Chariot is alive and well

This is for anyone else who I worried or was worrie3d about him. GREAT NEWS!!!

 PS: I have a knot in my belly for I just realized I have seen no posts from the great, the only Monsieur Chariot. Of course, not to be alarmist as he might have simply taken a break. But with internet friendships i sometimes get worried about a dear friend. Anyone????… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2012 4:09AM

2012 is so far amazing

It's 4 Am not the best time to write anything. But I did a long meditation the three days before this year and wow my life is so altered.

I met a sympatico woman, both of us big readers. We just clicked and she invited me to India in late March. We've had a happy… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2012 7:50PM

Take this Test!

I just posted something I free wrote weeks ago. I've just stopped crying over Jean and for now, if not for long, stopped sobbing.

On Dec 29th after I returned to South Beach to find my internet ripped out and gone, I meditated. I who am an intellectual if that means reading a… Read full post »