Monthly Archives: October 2012

The first time I’ve felt like a New Yorker

I’ve lived in this city for 9 1/2 years yet I’ve always insisted on calling myself a Philly girl. And I am. However, over the past three days the acts of strength I’ve seen, the unwillingness to complain, the compassion in … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Holly Golightly: What do you do, anyway? Paul Varjak: I’m a writer, I guess. Holly Golightly: You guess? Don’t you know? Paul Varjak: OK, positive statement. Ringing affirmative. I’m a writer.

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You can rely on the old man’s money

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I had been feeling homesick for Philly then last night, I found a (Philly’s own) Hall & Oates pin gum-ball machine!  Needless to say, I stocked up.  It was minutes before Royal Young hosted a reading for Elizabeth Crane Brandt, Adam … Continue reading

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Mean Neighbor

I have a mean neighbor who never smiles at me or my dog, no matter how hard I smile at him or how cute my dog’s sweater is.  Well tonight from my kitchen window I heard him scream-singing the words … Continue reading

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Happy Endings Music and Reading Series, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:30pm

Happy Endings Music and Reading Series, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:30pm Oh, how I love Thanksgiving—football games on the lawn, dogs in cute sweaters, frosted up windows and the brutal wonder of family.  If you are in the NYC area … Continue reading

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Rob Delaney defends Funny Women

Rob Delaney defends Funny Women robdelaney: The New York Post published an interview with Adam Carolla on Sunday in which he said, among other things, “dudes are funnier than chicks,” and, regarding writing for television, “they make you hire a … Continue reading

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Powerhouse Arena Reading

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My friend Brianna Roth and I at powerHouse Arena.  (Photo courtesy of one Mr. Michael Roth.)

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Rob McLennan, Editor and Publisher of above/ground Press, interviewed me and this is what happened…

Rob McLennan, Editor and Publisher of above/ground Press, interviewed me and this is what happened… What would you like to do that you haven’t yet done?“I’d like to win a Pulitzer. And save every homeless dog and cat in the … Continue reading

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The Writer, Richard Wilbur

The Writer, Richard Wilbur In her room at the prow of the house, my daughter is writing a story…

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Blonde on other blonde

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Flanked by beautiful blondes!  Leigh Newman, Emma Straub and yours truly at The Franklin Park Reading Series, October 15, 2012, Brooklyn.

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