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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIII

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November, 1968: Richard Nixon was now the President of the United States! A staunch Democrat, my mother said, “I never liked him, I don’t trust him and I didn’t vote for him but he was elected President so I’ll have to respect him!”  That was the opinion of a lot of voters but even as that […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLII

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We had experienced the election of Richard Nixon earlier in the month after experiencing the most disruptive period of my life.  Pundits were comparing the anti-war and political protests to the period before, during and after the US Civil War! It was easy to believe! Rita Gardner worked with a company called BMA and I had done several jobs [&... READ MORE
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Empowers Africa: Honoring the Black Mambas

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The treasure-filled Explorers Club was the venue for Empowers Africa’s annual gala dinner last Thursday night honoring three members from the Black Mamba APU, Africa’s only female-majority anti-poaching unit.  With auction items like prints from James Suter and trips from Africa’s top operators such as Singita, Asilia Africa and Wilder... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Palm Springs Pilgrimage

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 I always knew  “Everything old is new again …” even in death.  But I never experienced it until my most recent trip to Palm Springs during their “Modernism Week.” It is kind of like the Super Bowl for architects and design fans for everything mid-century modern; from houses to antique shows to vintage cars to […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Meeting Mizrahi

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It seems like everyone I know actually knows and loves Isaac Mizrahi. I mean EVERYONE! I never met him. But I have bought his sheets, towels, pajamas, at least 15 cardigans, 8 pair of moccasins 11 handbags, not to mention his Kleenex boxes and 1-800-Flowers. I think I “own” so much Isaac that I must […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: When Something is Worth Nothing

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Photographs by Patrick Halbe, Sandy Gibson, & David Oceanas If I learned one thing from watching my 93-year-old mother curate and sell her Japanese-inspired home of 62 years, it is this: everything that you think is worth SOMETHING is now worth absolutely NOTHING. Here’s how I saw the selling of a significant family home. First […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: Gone to the Dogs

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I have almost given up on all shopping. Maybe I’m getting too old to care. Clothes don’t call me. I’ve never been a shoe ‘n bag gal. Cosmetics are hopeless. Malls scare me as potential terrorist locations. Online bargains are flatlining and I am sick of “return labels.” Even hardware stores and stationary boutiques leave […]... READ MORE
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No Holds Barred: A Whole Lotta Sunshine

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No Holds Barred: A Whole Lotta Sunshine Confession: I have never been a “dog person.” I am not even a “child person.” I am part of the “selfish, shallow, self absorbed” contingent of people who Meghan Daum talks about in her latest book on people who chose not to procreate. But mine started with animals. […]... READ MORE
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SPANA, Part II

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In addition to providing veterinary care and education, SPANA also partners with local organizations to address a spate of issues ranging from the localized needs of a particular area to humanitarian crises such as widespread droughts. And whenever possible, the charity strives to go beyond delivering disaster relief by investing in projects which ... READ MORE
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SPANA, Part I

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I was crossing the street in Marrakech on a recent trip to Morocco when I saw a cart-pulling donkey get hit by a car. I heard a yelp and saw the donkey jump in the air but then luckily, he continued on his way amidst the heavy traffic, seemingly unharmed. Quite frankly, I was surprised […]... READ MORE
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Animal Adoption Centers in NYC, Part II

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Click here for Part 1 My tour of Manhattan’s animal adoption centers continues below. The staff at the Humane Society told me that they do everything they can to make the facility feel less like a shelter and more like a home. During my visit, I quickly concluded that they have succeeded in doing just that. […]... READ MORE
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Animal Adoption Centers in NYC, Part I

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When you look into a pet store window and coo at the cute puppies therein, and are perhaps even tempted to go inside during this holiday season, plunk your credit card down to the tune of $1,500 – $2,000 and walk out soon thereafter with your very own little four-legged creature, I implore you to […]... READ MORE

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