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In January I wrote about David LaBarca, my stand-up comedy teacher. He has been teaching stand-up comedy to adults for 19 years and currently teaches privately and in classes throughout the city. … more
As an ironworker, you end up working in some interesting places. Indian Point nuclear plant, about an hour north of the city was one of them. It was a particularly bad year on the heels of the … more
The presidential campaign has a shadow issue that underlies virtually every discussion of domestic policies, from the direction of the economy and tax cuts to the Supreme Court vacancy and climate … more
As a newbie to bird feeding and birdfeeders, I have gotten a lot of advice. For example, I have heard that it is the blue jays that are the bullies of the backyard. They squawk loudly and push their … more
A young man and his date sit in the bleachers watching a football game. It is in between plays, and the two teams are huddled up on their respective sides of the line of scrimmage. The man … more
Breathless, my husband called to tell me he had been knighted. I don’t think the queen was actually involved, but you would think so. Apparently, JetBlue has decided that he is now a Mosaic … more
For years, Rabbi Charles Sheer has had a bird feeder outside his home and would occasionally mention some bird or other to me. My interest in the natural world meanwhile focused on botany, geology … more
Dad turns 97 this week. Mom, 93, is making him baked chicken for his birthday dinner. Let us hope she takes the bird out of the plastic wrap this time. They live on their own, in a gated Florida … more
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