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Bum in the Car

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 1:33 PM

When I made my way to New York City in early 1984 after doing a short stint in Connecticut, (I call it a stint 'cause it was like prison), I took a sublet on Mott Street just north of Houston. I was from Detroit so I was used to bombed...

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Love Is Love

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 1:14 PM

I'm very fortunate to have witnessed one of the greatest love stories of all time, a story told with devotion for over half of a century: my parents'. I grew up watching my father sparkle whenever my mother was in the room. He was in constant awe of her, whether...

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Bullies and Bras

(10) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 5:43 PM

In America, I have noticed, bullying is generally thought of as something that happens between kids -- in the school yard, online... basically, in places where adults aren't around. But when I look back on my own experience as a child and pre-teen who was bullied after moving here from...

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Full Circle

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 12:48 PM

My mother bought a coat in 1971 at Saks Fifth Avenue on sale that she really loved. It was a clearance sale, but she still spent more than she wanted to on it. The coat was stylish and made her look and feel extremely elegant. She wore it on all...

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Dear Syria

(29) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 6:24 PM

My family left Syria in late 1967 after nationalization started taking place and moved to Detroit. My father was a firm believer in education and economic growth for his family, which is why he chose the United States and not Lebanon, or Brazil, which is where other family members were...

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Barb Morrison on Music, Life and How She Knows a Song Is 'Right'

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 2:37 PM

Barb Morrison and I have been friends for many years and have also worked together in the past on some of my music and film scores. I asked Barb a few personal questions about her work and this is what she had to say.

RE: How do you choose...

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Life and Shoes

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Let me start by saying that I'm a shoe whore. I use the word whore not because I get paid to have sex with shoes (although I may have thought about that once or twice), but because, if I see a pair of shoes I want, I may set aside...

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