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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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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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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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A Tale of Two Sendoffs

His neatly knotted tie looked out-of-place over his soiled and torn shirt as he spoke to the rag-tag, tie-wearing participants who had done their best to look presentable. The disheveled speaker was conveying a story at a memorial for Hank, a … Continue reading

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Gotta Keep Movin’

I sit here in San Diego International Airport’s baggage claim area anxiously awaiting my father’s arrival from New Jersey for my birthday celebration. He plans to stay in Ocean Beach (OB) with me only three days because in his words, … Continue reading

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