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Battle Hymn of the Gefilte Fish Wife

0 Comments | Posted January 28, 2011 | 10:38 AM

A lot of people wonder how Jewish wives manage to raise such spineless husbands. They wonder what these wives do to produce so many slightly pudgy lawyers and milquetoast dentists, what's it like inside the marriage, and whether they could do it, too. Well, I can tell them, because I've...

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A Slap in the Face

0 Comments | Posted September 3, 2009 | 11:51 AM

Last Monday, according to this report on the Smoking Gun, Roger Stephens, 61, went to a Wal-Mart in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and slapped Paige Matthews, 2, for crying. Not to dismiss the injustice of the average, workaday abused child, but I think it's important to note here that Matthews...

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There Goes the Neighborhood

0 Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 9:33 AM

"So, Harlem?" a friend said to me recently, when we ran into one another near our sons' Upper East Side high school. She was referring to my family's recent move to Saint Nicholas Avenue and 146th Street, officially Sugar Hill, a once wealthy African American enclave immortalized in Billy Strayhorn's...

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And Now For The Hangover

0 Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 4:14 PM

Okay, so my Redbook editor just emailed to say she'd been axed. My husband was just downsized from his media tech job. His twin brother just lost his hedge fund job last week. Our good friend Dan was given a pink slip from his corporate conglomerate, and my high...

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Dear Almost President-Elect Obama

0 Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 5:08 PM

Dear Almost President-Elect Obama,

Congratulations. I'm sure you're going to be very busy over the next few days coming down from the high of winning and finding the socks you left in Buffalo and building your cabinet and all, but I'm busy, too, and that's what I'd like to talk...

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You'll Be Happy to Know the World Is Safe from My Friend Anne

0 Comments | Posted January 15, 2006 | 1:58 PM

I have to tell you what a bang-up job our law enforcement is doing to keep the citizens of the fair city of New York safe. Take a recent Sunday morning, one of those gorgeous, sunny, but not too cold winter days when our family decided to go skating at...

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