Category Archives: Politics

Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like, Episode 3 These are My Neighbors

If in 1988, when I first moved to the East Village, you told me that I’d be there for 30 years, I would have thought my life was a dream come true.  It is dreamy at times, but the East … Continue reading

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The New Blog Series: Life on Aisle 2: This is What Plan C Looks Like

Two years ago as I tried to get a firmer grip on the unpredictable sequences of events that had defined my middle age, I launched The Do Over, a blog that wondered if 56 is the new 26.  It is … Continue reading

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The Gender Pieces at Medium

I set up this blog to be an archive of my published work, but during the last year or so, I’ve been cheating on it.  I took an account at Medium and began using it to publish pieces that were … Continue reading

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Lust Is an Emotion, not an Entitlement

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Dan shared this article on Facebook, which is probably one of many pointing out that women’s clothing choices are not responsible for men’s boorish behavior. These articles proliferate during the summer when women … Continue reading

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The Do Over 03: Class Matters

The Do Over 03: Class Matters Is 56 the new 26?  It seems that way for me as my current professional and existential quandaries mirror the ones I faced 30 years ago.  These posts are a series of ponderings trying … Continue reading

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At The Root on What it Was Like to Work in the Obama White House

As cool to research and write as it sounds.  I could have interviewed these cats all day long. The cutting room floor is another article in itself. http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2016/09/i-wanted-to-be-a-part-of-history-what-it-means-to-work-for-the-first-black-president/

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09.11

After the attacks, residents of lower Manhattan (maybe everyone, but I live in the East Village) started taking inventory.  Not of our figurative stockrooms but of our friends and acquaintances.  How could you not?  It seemed like every business in … Continue reading

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