Category Archives: The Kids Are Alright

Dinner on Thursday

Husband and I met Son for dinner at Salvatore’s, our neighborhood Italian restaurant.  We usually choose sushi for our family outings, but on Thursday we were feeling a little parmigiana and pesto.  Husband and I arrived first and greeted Sal as we walked … Continue reading

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The First 26

We celebrated Son’s birthday at our favorite sushi place the other night, and the evening was garnished with a sprig of serendipity along with the tempura rolls.  Husband’s evening meeting was canceled so he became available at the last minute, and Daughter … Continue reading

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Eat Drink Mom Kids

This is Restaurant Week in New York, the time of year when eateries citywide offer specially priced selections to strut their stuff and bring in new patrons.  Restaurants that may be rather expensive on a regular night devise prix fixe … Continue reading

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Visions of Sugar Plums and Pan Seared Veal Chops

They say you always wish on your children offspring who mess with them the same way they messed with you.  In that case, I wish upon both my children picky eaters.  In memory of the hours spent separating sauce from … Continue reading

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Because I Love Your Brother/Sister More

Our family celebrated Thanksgiving again this year at the excellent restaurant we’ve come to call home for the holidays.  The kids and I ordered our favorite lamb and filet mignon while Husband enjoyed his traditional turkey and stuffing.  During dinner, … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Madeline

Daughter is 28.  The other night she mentioned on the phone that she’d been standing on a subway platform crowded with high school and college students and she looked around and thought, “I may just be the oldest person here.”  … Continue reading

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Get your Groupon

At Rosh Hashanah dinner last night at my friend Caryn’s, Daughter asked if I’d visited a site she emailed me recently called Groupon.com.  I hadn’t so I asked her to tell me more. She pretty much paralleled the  information I’m sharing … Continue reading

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In the High Zeroes

I’m in the midst of gathering my transcripts and test scores in preparation for transferring to a different college.  It turns out that the specialized school I was originally enrolled in with its enormous dropout rate has claimed me as … Continue reading

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Talk to Mister Ed

“What’s the story with dust?” This question was asked of me recently by Son, who I mentioned in Mad Skillz is the new owner of a nicely furnished home with flat surfaces that no doubt attract more than just compliments. “What do … Continue reading

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When the circus comes to town

The streets of New York have a scattering of makeshift designer dumping grounds known as Sample Sale rooms randomly strewn throughout the city.  They pop up without notice or fanfare in an otherwise empty store on a busy street, and … Continue reading

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