Category Archives: Take Off Your Hat and Spit Out Your Gum

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 Elements of Smile

Boy, I sure underestimated the caliber of writer I addressed at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Senior Center at St. Peter’s Church  this afternoon (what a mouthful – I hope there’s an abbreviated name for this place.)  First of all, … 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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Teaching “Flim”

“Ms. Ehrlich, I wanna be in your FLIM class next term.” “Great, but it’s FILL-M,’ ” I said, stressing the correct pronunciation. “Whatever, as long as I can be in it.” The above was a fairly common exchange I had with … 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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The Process

People always ask me if I miss being in the classroom. Although the world is my classroom,  I don’t tell them that. I usually respond with, “No, I’ve written all about it.” My memoir covers it all, creating all the … Continue reading

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Are There Any Agents in Cyberspace?

Aside from the annoying spam I receive offering me cheap Viagra and Adobe products, there have been some lovely comments about my blogs from all sorts of people. To them I say it is my pleasure to provide worthwhile posts and it’s always … Continue reading

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Tee Time

Up until 9 weeks ago, tea time meant a nice cup of green tea or Darjeeling broken orange pekoe, but now I’ve allowed myself to become swept up in a whole new world of tees – the long wooden types to fit … Continue reading

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Blogs ‘R’ Us

What a kick it is to have so many of you responding and commenting about  the website. I used to be known for sending picture postcards and of course, greeting cards for every occasion, but now I have a new … Continue reading

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Welcome

     Welcome to my blog. I set up this website as a platform to promote my memoir, Take Off Your Hat and Spit Out Your Gum, which chronicles over 30 years’ worth of my mostly amusing teaching experiences in New … Continue reading

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