Category Archives: current event

Miniature Glass Figures Fit Perfectly Into the Booth

Attention, anyone who ever took high school English: As a teacher I attempted to bring “The Glass Menagerie” to life in my classroom, but make no mistake about it – seeing it performed on Broadway gives it the helium it … Continue reading

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Season of the Bird

Nothing earth-shattering, yet a nice parallel.  On Thanksgiving Day, my sister Emily brought over a needlepoint of a bird perched on a rosebush. It’s in a gorgeous antique wood frame that once hung in our house in Kew Gardens. Once my … Continue reading

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Kenny’s Guest Post on JFK’s Assassination

As the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, many of us will be moved to remember, “Where was I when it happened?” My story is perhaps one of the more unusual ones.  November 22, 1963 was on a … Continue reading

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C’est Un Artiste!

So, what did I learn in school today? I never realized that the great Surrealist Rene Magritte ( 1898-1967) was Belgian and not French. He was born in Brussels and later moved to Paris for three years to be closer to the … Continue reading

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Carol: From Brooklyn to Bayville

            For as many years as I’ve been going to my local Rite Aid, there has been a friendly and helpful clerk with the name tag “Carol” affixed to her blouse. Carol was the expert in the photo department who used to … Continue reading

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The Sick Irony of Legs

Headlines scream so loud that you can see the blood: “So many people without legs!” Legs – the two body parts you need to run a race. I’ve muttered to myself during marathons, “Legs, don’t fail me now,” and to … Continue reading

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Sighway 61

March 4 – what would have beeen my brother Cliff’s 61st birthday: If He Had Lived If he had lived, where would he be today? Would he have become Cliff Grisham, superstar singer/songwriter waltzing comfortably amongst the glitterati? Or, God … Continue reading

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Book Signing @ Book Revue in Huntington, NY

During my teenage years, Cousin Brucie used to say that Friday night is pick up night and Saturday night is date night. Well, this Friday night, why not come to my book signing event at Book Revue in Huntington where you … Continue reading

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Strike While the e-book is Hot

Kindle is on fire! Why I am personally touting the e-book doesn’t quite make sense since I am not yet the proud owner of one.  But there is method to my madness. According to the New York Times, Amazon Kindle is cornering … Continue reading

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Walk on the Moon Chilean Style

All of the wildly popular reality TV shows were suddenly but certainly trumped by the unfolding rescue drama of the 33 trapped miners in Chile. After 68 days (68!) the world held its collective breath as the first miner, Florencio … Continue reading

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