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December 10, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 9)

“Black Friday-and-a-half” I apologize for the delay, but I’ve been out shopping and didn’t have time until now to jot down the recent conversation with my […]
December 1, 2013

A Jew. Of course.

(Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Elle magazine.) Some time ago, I was ruining my day trying to accomplish something simple at my bank […]
August 6, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 8)

“To Fan or Not To Fan” My Romanian friend Remus came to my office the other day. “Hi, Remus. Have a seat.” “Thanks.” “How are you?” […]
June 19, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 7)

“My car’s stuck in traffic.” I was sitting in a café after work waiting for my Romanian friend Remus.  He was almost an hour late – […]
June 12, 2013

The Welcome Pain of Dislocation

In a wonderfully unexpected recent concurrence of conversations and thoughts (separated by a few weeks but coincident in memory), I was reminded to share with you […]
May 24, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 6)

“Remus Unchained” [Even more than my other conversations with Remus, this is essentially verbatim.  So you politically correct Americans out there, don’t send me any emails.  […]
May 20, 2013

Save Our Really Real Reality®

I saw a movie a while ago in which a mouse got crushed. It was funny. I have no memory of what movie it was or why […]
April 23, 2013

Metrosexual Me

I typically stay away from the topic of fashion in any form at any time with any audience – except perhaps when my inseam is being […]