Marion on October 30th, 2011

(Originally posted: 10/30/2011 — See update at end) Just wanted to follow up on the October 1 post, Whose Dog Life Is It Anyway, as I’m still getting occasional responses. I’m writing the follow-up because dogs like humans are now living longer, but as with humans, extended life is not necessarily quality time, and may [...]

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Marion on October 18th, 2011

PD James at 91 is about to publish her novel, Death Comes to Pemberly, a mystery-murder sequel to Pride and Prejudice.  No need to worry — Wickham, seducer of teenagers and the rake you love to hate, is the one who gets it. James has stated she always wanted to do this.   Godspeed.  Short of [...]

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Marion on October 10th, 2011

I was having a discussion with my better half about Spalding Gray, the late great storyteller/performance artist. There was a story about him in this week’s New York Times Magazine even though he died in 2003.    There was also a documentary about his work made in 2010. Back in the 1980′s and until the early [...]

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Marion on October 1st, 2011

Following my mother’s stroke, she sometimes knew she was in a hospital in Albany.  Other times she thought she was in a library in Queens.  However, when asked by the Bollywood-handsome resident whether or not she wanted the feeding tube, she replied quite coherently, “Not if it’s not going to make me better.” She had [...]

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