Archive | July 2013

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romancing the stones

Hey guys, here’s a news flash. Unless you’re Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte (or Mark Spitz in 1972), we women don’t really want to see you in a tiny swimsuit (you know the ones I’m talking about). In fact, even if you are Michael or Ryan (or Mark back in the day), most of us […]

heir of respect

Maybe it’s all those commercials for Viagra and Cialis, telling men that now when they’re ready for action, they can be sure they’re ready for action. Maybe it’s the overload of reality shows, where bachelors make out with lots of women before they pick the one they’d like to marry within just weeks — and […]

mr. sandman, bring me a dream …

I love the romance of baseball. That first look at the field when you enter the stadium. That sound when the ball hits the sweet spot on the bat. The deceptive ease with which outfielders catch, great batters hit, and gifted pitchers throw with pinpoint accuracy. And I love baseball movies, most notably The Natural […]

donkey see …

Having just returned from a week in New Mexico, I brought home with me the expected  — a volume of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work, a recipe for amazing guacamole, a pair of gorgeous turquoise earrings. B. brought home with him the unexpected — a love bite from a donkey. I know. But an adorable donkey that […]

shoo — or shoe!

Never underestimate the power of a woman. And never underestimate the power of a Jewish mother-in-law with a broom when you dare to enter her domain. Literally. Because my tiny but mighty mother-in-law recently faced down a snake in her living room — a snake which then slithered away, its proverbial tail between its proverbial […]