Archive for December, 2015

  • Dec312015
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    Over the Rainbow

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    Four years ago today my youngest petunia was born. My sister-in-law celebrated New Years Eve with us in the...

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  • Dec292015
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    Desk Job

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    Whatever. I’ve been using a desk diary for the past 18 years. A New Yorker Desk Diary, to be...

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  • Dec282015
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    Take a Break

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    This winter break we are staycationing, and while that may sound delightful to some, it still means waking up...

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  • Dec242015
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    Home for the Holidays

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    Ruthie Sommers designed my house over ten years ago and has since become a dear friend. She also has...

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  • Dec212015
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    Check Mate

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    I found this Mesdames et Messieurs checkers set at Centre Commercial in Paris, thinking I had hunted down something...

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  • Dec182015
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    Speaking Italian

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    A few years ago Jon and I took a ten day Italian road trip. We started in Puglia and...

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  • Dec172015
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    Hearing Aid

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    Yesterday many LA schools were closed due to terrorist threats, and that spurred a lot of “it’s a new world” discussions....

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  • Dec142015
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    Dark Place

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    My four year old, Cleo, knows that when I go out, I like to “wea dahk lipths” (translation: wear dark lips)....

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  • Dec132015
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    Balls to the Walls

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    When I start to think about ISIS as I am falling asleep, I tend to say to myself: Zoe, STOP. Now...

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  • Dec092015
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    Queen Bee

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    Newsflash: kids are narcissistic. It’s as if they literally haven’t figured out that other people have needs. Even when they are...

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