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The Blue Chair

When my husband, Tom, our son and I were first introduced to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, not knowing anything about the place, we entered the main lobby. We were impressed with the sumptuousness of our surroundings…
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Magellan’s Folly

I’m pretty sure we were in high school, probably 1970, 1971, when one of our friends comped us some tickets to see Frank Zappa at the old Fillmore East in the Village, at 105 2nd Avenue. We lived on Long…
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Coco

We are having to put our baby down today and it is heartbreaking. I remember the first time I saw Coco at the pound in Naples and I thought you were so handsome. We thought you were already taken but…
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Forward Shift

Forward Shift People can get nostalgic when trading in a car. They often spend their final time with the vehicle and affectionately pat the hood goodbye. Photos are snapped and eyes get misty. Since I sell them for a living,…
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The Sand Castle

Daytona Beach tourism has been in an ebb tide in recent years. The current is changing beachside. A massive Hard Rock facility will be breaking ground soon. In Daytona Beach Shores, Hyatt and Marriott spent millions revitalizing two properties (one…
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Hope Restored

Dedicated to L.L. & K.L. The song “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” is dated, cornball, and a bit lame. Yet it is accurate, especially if you are old enough to carry an AARP card. When the RELATIONSHIP EVICTION notice…
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Promises of Grace (Part 1)

“The File Exit command exits the Aztec Designer program. If any open design has been modified since the last time you saved it, you are prompted whether you want to save the changes to the file.” I am technical writer.…
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The Leader has no Readers (L.V. Impressions)

I’d kill to have the copy of the Locust Valley Leader with a cover picture of the trestle with the words, “The Leader has no Readers” emblazoned across the top. I think it was the guys from the class of…
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Along the Water’s Edge (L.V. Impressions)

“But the old man always thought of [the sea] as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours.” – Ernest Hemingway Growing up you take it for granted, but Locust Valley, in fact all of Long Island, is…
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Back to the Bar (L.V. Impressions)

excerpted from “Promises of Grace” Two rooms filled with memories of underage drinking, late nights, sex in the parking lot, and old tunes on the juke box. How strange to be back. It had changed. The drinking age was now…