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Back in the early 1990’s, I met Craig at the Samaritans — a suicide hotline. He was a trainer and I was a volunteer. Sometimes on Friday nights, a group of us Sams would go bowling at University Lanes in Greenwich Village which is still there but it’s now the very retro-trendy, Bowl- Mor.  Back […]

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A trip to any indistinguishable chain bookstore will tell you what you need to know about the current crisis in publishing — glossy-covered bestsellers by the usual suspects, characters from classics transformed into “vampyres” and zombie-killers, second-rate celebrities eager to tell all. But where are the fresh new writers? Where are the strong stories and […]

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Marion on March 2, 2010

Just wanted to throw in the link to Harry Jr’s whiney explanation of why he’s quitting the senate race  he hadn’t officially entered.  It’s Palinesque (and not in the good Michael Palin way).  You can read my blog about it if you haven’t already. Also you might want to take a look at the “literary […]

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Marion on December 17, 2009

Really, I love Santa despite his being not my tradition, but I find his hovering over the menorah in the lobby of the building in which I live and have invested my life savings, disconcerting. To me this image does not say, “Merry Christmas” as much as it screams, “Attention K-Mart shoppers,” or perhaps, “I […]

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Marion on November 30, 2009

Just thought I’d throw this up in case you haven’t seen it: Marion telling a story

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