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Me And The Magical Miracle Wig (a true story)

ME AND THE MAGICAL MIRACLE WIG. (a true story) Once long ago and far away in desolate West Springfield, Massachusetts, the nuns running our high school issued a ukase: all girls must have hair above (not touching) their shoulders. What prompted this absurd dictum, you...

BRING ON THE BUBBLY (NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY, 12/31)

BRING ON THE BUBBLY (NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY, 12/31) I know nothing about wine although I love the term oenophile. Like my protagonist Eja Kane, I have expertise in only three liquid substances: coffee, bottled water, and champagne. Espresso is the brew of the...

MOM’S SECRET CRUSH

MOM’S SECRET CRUSH If she were alive, Mary Elizabeth Duffy would turn 100 this December 31st. That realization tempers the New Year’s revelry for me and turns my thoughts to the simple memories that I cherish of my mother. She grew up the oldest of five siblings in a...

Read and Learn

Read and Learn Today I interviewed renown author Nancy Thayer for the BOOKS AND THE WORLD television program. Although Nancy is the published author of 29 novels, I had never before had the pleasure of reading her work. I am so glad that I did. Nancy writes what some...

McMillan and Wife

NOSTALGIA I’m guilty. I confess that I adore watching re-runs of McMILLAN and Wife every Sunday.Admittedly Sally was portrayed as a cute, hapless dimwit (every man’s dream wife in the -70s), and the lovey-dovey relationship between Mac and her was...