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Relevantly Speaking

I read an essay in today’s paper by a woman in her forties looking for employment after years of being out of the work force. The theme of the piece seemed to be resentment that the writer’s work experience doesn’t … Continue reading

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After Leo

In the following scene, which was written last year for a graduate Playwriting class, the direction (BEAT) indicates a brief pause and (SR) means Stage Right. The assignment was to illustrate conflict in a closed environment with two characters. Technically … Continue reading

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Happy Black Friday

I am a lifelong New Yorker and I have never shopped in Manhattan on Black Friday.  Even though it’s only a short train ride away from our suburban town, it always seemed like an idea akin to swimming with sharks.  … Continue reading

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Vegas, baby!

One day several months ago, I went to return something at Marshall’s, and when I got back I discovered we were going to Las Vegas.  I had never been to Vegas and never even considered going, but while I was … Continue reading

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The Real Sounds of Silence

Several years ago when I went back to school for my BA, I wrote an entry here about taking a class in American Sign Language, or ASL.  It was a total immersion class, so there was no speaking allowed.  A mighty … Continue reading

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Positively Posh

I cannot vouch for how men’s minds work in relation to their physical appearance, but I do know something about women.  As Billy Crystal’s fictional talk show host, Fernando, used to say, “It is better to look good than to … Continue reading

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Nothing but time

The condo complex upstate that Husband and I don’t get away to often enough uses a system of robocalls to alert homeowners to maintenance issues.  Since we’re part-time residents, most of the calls don’t affect us to a huge degree, … Continue reading

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Why not offend everyone?

Here we are again, at the crossroads of political worminess and voter insult.  I hate to say I told you so, but two years ago when New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was forced to resign amid a lurid sexting scandal, … Continue reading

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Out of Vogue

It has come to my attention that fashion trends have cycled again without my knowledge.  This is not something new by any means.  Many times in the past I have cleaned out my closet and donated everything with flared legs, … Continue reading

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They Started Without Me

I recently attended a public reading by a working playwright who also happens to be the director of the MFA creative writing program I graduate from next month.  It is this program that has opened my eyes to the power … Continue reading

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