Monthly Archives: May 2007

In Memoriam

My brother and his Jed, Christmas Eve, 1993 Fourteen years ago, my brother fell in love. Like many great loves, his was both unexpected and head over heels. He took one look and never looked back. It was Christmas Eve. Our father and stepmother were visiting from England (their...

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Kings

Is it just me, or does Charles II look a lot like Walter Matthau? My friend Charlie just came back from a trip to England and was showing me some pictures he took at the National Gallery (one of my favorite places in the world), including Charles II doing...

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Mothers & Mothers

Yes, Virginia, there really is a hell. And it’s right upstairs! The thing about my upstairs neighbors is that they are just so generous. Even if it’s 9:00 on a Sunday morning – and a Sunday dedicated to God and Moms (does it get any more sacred than that?)...

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Web of Coincidence

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle listed some of their columnists’ favorite YouTube videos. Chosen by Neva Chonin, who writes Live! Rude! Girl!, was the following: “Spiders on Drugs,” 1:49: Some of you might remember that, back in the ’60s, when authorities blamed drugs for everything ailing...

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Decisions, Decisions

I’m not usually a big fan of call waiting. Either it means you have yet one more person to deal with, in addition to the one you’re already talking to, or it means a contest: who’s more important, you or the other guy. In my experience, the other guy...

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Celebrate!

My father and stepmother My beautiful stepmother turns 80 today. I wish I could be there to celebrate the great day with her. Eight decades of beauty, style, grace, courage, and generosity. That’s a lot to celebrate. She is an inspiration. Wishing you many happy and healthy returns of...

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