Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Who Ya Gonna Call?”

Monday February 24, 2014 was a sad day for me.  It was the day that an idol of mine died.  Along with a dream. Harold Ramis passed away at the age of sixty-nine. Too soon. And with him went my … Continue reading

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Wishing Well

With apologies to O. Henry… Last spring and summer, my son Nick and I would meet on Sundays.  We both had work to do and we liked each other’s tech support, insight and unflinching editing skills. Our usual routine was … Continue reading

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Best In Show

In case you missed it last week, this year’s 138th Westminster Dog Show- America’s oldest sporting event- was won by After All Painting The Sky, a wire hair fox terrier.  “Sky”  was the record-breaking fourteenth fox terrier to bring home … Continue reading

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My typical Sunday morning is usually divided between posting and responding to your comments and emails and reading the New York Times.  I then turn my attention to the variety puzzle in the Sunday Times Magazine. But early last Sunday … Continue reading

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In spring of 1993 my then husband waltzed into to my bedroom and casually announced, “I want to sell the house.” It would take a writer of Chekov’s genius to fully convey to you the depth of my shock and … Continue reading

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She Loves You

I’m sure you all know by now that today, Sunday, February 9, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I saw it and for those of you who either missed it in 1964 or … Continue reading

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I woke up Monday morning and, as usual, checked in with Twitter.  There, kind of sandwiched in between the flurry of the latest reports of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death by heroin overdose, were two small tweets with the news that … Continue reading

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Siesta Bowl

Gratifying Announcement:  I’m so happy to announce that this month set an all-time high for readers and new readers of Letter From Elba.  And I couldn’t have done it without all of you. Thank you for making me a part of … Continue reading

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