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My Fifteen Minutes of Fame

  On a Cheer Day, I can See Forever Lisa Ann K‎ National Football Cheerleaders Alumni Organization – Philadelphia Chapter ALUMNI OF THE WEEK: Patricia Alfano 1965-1968 It was 1965, and I was trying to find myself—not that I was ever … Continue reading

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Furniture and the Decline of Civilization

  If what I learned at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City is true, our civilization is definitely on the decline. The museum had this little display of bowls, which went from crude to elegant and back to … Continue reading

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Finding the Sun in Vancouver

“Maybe I should pour something for you that is a little more calming,” the sleepy-eyed, Seattle coffee shop barista remarked. Agitated with his slow service, I responded by rolling my eyes and loudly drumming my fingers on the counter. The … Continue reading

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Reluctant Reflections and Non-Resolutions

Around the end of the year, we Americans feel compelled to look at the past 365 days and decide what we can do to make the next 365 days better. I was never one to get all excited over New … Continue reading

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Ravi Shankar and Me

“Ravi who?” My face twisted into a quizzical look as I posed the question to my friend, Jane who was jumping up and down. Her shiny black hair danced in the sun with each bounce. “Ravi SHANKAR!” She screamed. In … Continue reading

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Shady Leaves on a Family Tree

I was drowning in a sea of dead relatives. My cousin had sent me the link to one of those online ancestry sites where she built a family tree that rivaled the reach of Jack’s beanstalk, and had branches that … Continue reading

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Luck

According to the latest information, January 2012’s Chinese Year of the fire-breathing Dragon will roast 2011’s Year of the Silly Wabbit, and bring forth new beginnings, good fortune and luck. Chinese New Year always brings back memories of when I … Continue reading

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All That Jazz

My client feels that it was a combination of liquor and jazz that led to the downfall. ~Billy Flynn, from the musical, Chicago Jazz is the musical equivalent of my life—a hard riff in a Mingus tune. It was in … Continue reading

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Sand

In all my memories of earthly delights, I would have to say my relationship with sand is one of the best. As far back as I can remember, the feel, smell, sight, and sometimes taste of this material has always … Continue reading

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