Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Keef Hartley Band – the best Woodstock performer you’ve never, ever heard of

I discovered the Keef Hartley Band one day when, in a spasm of curiosity, I searched the internet for Woodstock’s complete line-up. Among the handful of performers that I found, this group was one of the few that I could … Continue reading

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The wife he deserves

My husband is an easygoing guy.  Boyish good looks, kind, supportive.  We are heading into our fourteenth year together.  When I look back to our early days, I wonder what became of that couple…so playful…always filling our weekends with little … Continue reading

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Small talk?? For the love of God! Not small talk!!

The old man and I took our boy to a birthday party yesterday.  The mom of the birthday boy gave us the option to stay or leave.  For years I’ve looked forward to the day when I could drop the … Continue reading

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1972, it was a very good year

On a classic film forum I used to frequent, members were once challenged to describe the years surrounding their birth using cultural and historical events.  I responded in this way: I was born in the year of the Watergate break-in … Continue reading

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The Beatles, my father, and I

One of my colleagues was in my office the other day and asked me, “So, do you just sit here and listen to The Beatles all day?” “Well yes, I do,” was my reply.  “Is that bad?” In fact I … Continue reading

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I’d like to have a word with my 20-year-old self

If only I had known.  But you couldn’t have told me anything at 20.  I couldn’t even have told me anything at 20.  But if I could have, this is what I would have told myself.  1.  You will age … Continue reading

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