From the monthly archives:

May 2011

Mother’s Day Card Warning

May 6, 2011

Before you present your neighbor or co-worker or anyone else with this card, make super sure that she is indeed pregnant and not just retaining Dunkin’ Donuts. Because not even Hallmark makes an apology card for that oopsie. And if you’re not sure what to get the special lady in your life for Mother’s Day, […]

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Life’s A Bitch!

May 5, 2011

My parents and I immigrated to the United States in the 1970s, in the late spring, when I was ten years old, and by that summer the novelty of New York had worn off and I was supremely bored. I wasn’t the teenage-bored yet, of course, where boredom melds into ennui, but I was bored […]

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May 4, 2011

I’m afraid I’m going to need you to be kind and gentle and comment in hushed, relaxing tones. Because yesterday my 12 year old daughter and I went to a NYC High School Fair, where we met representatives from many of the area’s high schools all gathered in one room. It was really crowded, so […]

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A Letter

May 3, 2011

Last week, I received this email from Young Ladrinka’s music teacher: At first I thought it was really sweet of the music to teacher to write to me to make sure that I was enjoying the springtime! And it certainly was long-awaited, what with the snow and all.   Why, my heart sang when I saw […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong

May 2, 2011

It’s been a while, but I’m Right, You’re Wrong is back. To review: I post a recent disagreement that I had with someone (fortunately with my personality, there’s never a shortage of those!) and you weigh in on who’s right and who’s wrong. Because I am universally adored, I’m not going to tell you which […]

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