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No Words

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 4:58am 12 Comments

No words can convey the pain I feel now upon learning of the death of the irreplaceable and brilliant Gordon Osmond. Be at peace my friend.

Saving Your Virginity

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 11:37am 4 Comments

Some of you gals may recall a time when virginity was a virtue to be guarded. A time when fighting off your date on a Saturday night was a laborious process to be rewarded at some point someday in the future when your beloved dad walked you in white down the aisle. You fought this battle week after week in the front seat of many a car. (Some of you had this struggle at the local Drive-In. If your fathers had known about that, well, one can only imagine. My dad had a rule, " NO DRIVE-INS!" and,… Continue

When Everything Was Swept Away, What She Remembered to the End

Posted on July 19, 2015 at 11:00am 3 Comments

Oh, Kolya, do you remember our street? How the dust whirled into fluffs before the toes of your shoes as you casually escorted me to our home? To that ever-sad place where our shared grandmother mourned not the sons that had bequeathed us to her, but her pony stolen by "them" when she was, "just your age, Katia"? The sons betraying her, us, became "them", lost to her. They were just two more willing participants in a "New Golden Age" that left her bitter and defiant. Our mothers were then… Continue

Just After Midnight, Four Girls and A Boy

Posted on July 19, 2015 at 12:30am 10 Comments

It wasn't that long ago. Not in an astronomical sense, nor in a cultural or relative one. Humphrey Bogart was 19, perhaps "looking for a job", as Rick reminisces with Ilsa in Bogart's most memorable film. John Kennedy was one. Frank Sinatra was a nearly three-year-old toddler. John Lennon would be born in 22 years, Elvis in 17. The first world war was about to end. (It was called The Great War then.) Hemingway and Fitzgerald were off to Paris, or at least packing. Queen Elizabeth's grandfather… Continue

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