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Straight No Chaser will be delayed another day. Prepping for Comic Con has made it one of those weeks!
Straight No Chaser will be delayed until Monday. Hey, when you are the Master Of The Universe there’s a lot to do!
Two recent events – the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas – have crystallized, for me, what The Onion refers to as “Our Stupid Discourse.” These are both extremely important events, worthy to inspire serious conversation on the issues of life, death, race, judgement […]
It’s been more than six months since I’ve been gainfully employed. It’s been tough, both emotionally and financially. It’s tough because I’m not the only person having this experience. While some economic indicators seem to say that the current crisis is slowing down, unemployment is still high. The conventional wisdom isn’t working for me. I’ve […]
One of my first jobs was baby-sitting for a few hours every weekday morning. I was, I think, 13 years old. My charge was two. I was paid fifty cents an hour, which meant I earned enough money to buy a couple of new record albums every week. At the time, an album cost about […]
Tomorrow will be the first Mothers Day since 1981 I’ve had no mother to call. I don’t have to worry about finding a florist who can deliver on Sunday. And, since my boy is grown and far away, I don’t have to worry about whether to wear the necklace he made me out of rigatoni […]
When I was a child, I remember a time before both Hawaii and Alaska achieved statehood. I pledged allegiance to a flag with 48 stars. I remember a time before color television. I remember a time before zip codes. And I remember when there was no Free Comic Book Day. Yes, those were barbarous times. […]
As this site’s resident Jewish mother (whom you never visit nor call), I feel it is my responsibility to honor this special time of year. We’re in the middle of Pesach, or Passover, which honors the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The Obamas held the first Seder in the White House attended […]
It’s no secret that I’ve been kind of whiney of late. Just look at my last two columns. However, as much as I like to complain, I can’t keep doing it. For one thing, I’m really and truly blessed. I have a husband who not only loves me, but rubs my feet on a regular […]
Last Monday, I attended a workshop set up by my fabulous state to kick-start my job search. Being a New Yorker, I walked in with an attitude (shocking, I know), thinking I knew everything there was to know. However, since I like to think I’m open-minded, I participated. I listened. I stayed for the next […]
Since my favorite job ended on Halloween (oooh, scary!), I’ve had five interviews. Of those, two went with other candidates, one turned out to be a volunteer position that I’ll do as time permits because the group is awesome. One was a recruiter. That leaves one from whom I have yet to hear. All have […]
Spring is about to be sprung. Even us concrete-bound New Yorkers can tell. The first sign comes from the Mr. Softee trucks. Although one has been parked at Sixth Avenue and West Fourth Street all winter, we now find lines of people waiting for that first sweet taste. There are notices tacked to street lamps, […]
Straight No Chaser will appear tomorrow due to circumstances beyond our control.
Do you go to the movies or watch television? If so, you may have noticed that there is a plethora of stories about transgendered people. The movie, TransAmerica, earned an Oscar nomination (and Golden Globe award as Best Actress) for Felicity Huffman as an MTF (Male to Female) transsexual. Among many others, All My Children, […]