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A deeper motivation

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A reader’s request brought up the subject: Adoption, adoption detectives, mothers, and the ultimate truth for all of us... READ MORE
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Looking back on a genuine piece of late 20th-century Americana

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A winter’s day with some snow nearby, I was reminded of Jack Paar who passed away at this time 15 years ago, evoking the memory of knowing the man and his life... READ MORE
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All on a quiet winter’s night

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Anticipating a big snow day that never came and an email from an irate neighbor late at night. Only in New York... READ MORE
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One of New York’s greats

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Joe Allen, the New York restaurateur, died two Sundays ago. A quiet legend in his own time. Jesse Kornbluth captures the man in a fine farewell... READ MORE
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Reflecting on a great and certain wisdom

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Remembering a distant lunch, thought provoking and impressive, with author Alison Lurie, who left us a week ago Tuesday... READ MORE
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In Real Life (and Reel, too)

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Cold and snowy here but much warmer down in PB where the BCRF held their annual luncheon; then there’s the annual Palm Beach Show; and here in New York the auction to raise funds for Liz Smith’s Literacy Partners; and a photographic anecdote of a famous “couple.”... READ MORE
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Back to the NOW

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Snow storms and other storms can take over your head these days; but on the other side of that is ... relief!... READ MORE
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Anatomy of a snow storm

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A snow day Sunday topped off the weekend with Mother Nature’s beautiful storm visiting the city... READ MORE
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No friend like this old friend

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Discussing an artist's life and appreciating an old friend... READ MORE
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A life well-lived

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Snow’s over, at least for now; and the calendar remains quiet; plus the story of a memorable life from our archives... READ MORE
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For the Love of …

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Photos from one of the biggest snowfalls to hit New York in a century now moving; plus remembering Liz Smith on her birthday, as well as her devotion to Literacy Partners who are holding an auction fundraiser in her honor... READ MORE
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Time marches on

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Looking back on other end-of-Januarys (2009) with massive snowfalls and a much busier New York; plus a scandal, the effect of which is still with us... READ MORE

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