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I'm 86. Legally blind. But a force to be reckoned with!

Today I Had An Epiphany!

Since I’d already passed my 86th birthday and no supernatural marvel had ever occurred to me personally, I did not, of course, anticipate or expect one. In fact, I absolutely and resolutely could not believe what happened and I was … Continue reading

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THE STINGY MISER

Sometimes I walk blocks to save pennies and nickels. Walking is healthful, so why is my frugality eccentric? What makes a  scheduled marathon better than a brisk walk that saves a quarter – or even a dime?  Money? One grade … Continue reading

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“DO YOU LIKE KIPLING?” “I DON’T KNOW. I’VE NEVER KIPLED!”

One of the delights of teaching undergraduate literature in the community college English Department is that the course combines British authors and Americans.  It’s an absolute natural, right?  Same language?  Same origins?  Well, similar – of course,  all that was … Continue reading

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The Roach, A Corollary (I wonder if a roach has ever been a corollary before?)

In my earlier blog entry, “Requiescat in Pace,” (November 18) I remembered some of my own dear dead, including my husband, Professor Morton Klass.  I alluded to a lifelong argument we’d had that started the very first night we met … Continue reading

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Awesome Student Literary Conclusions

In the novel, “The Scarlet Letter” the Reverend Arthur  Dimmesdale exposes himself in public. Satin was the shining hero of PARADISE LOST. That was certainly why he was called Satin. Oedipus solved the riddle of the Sphinx and freed the … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night Or What You Will

“Twelfth Night Or What You Will” – with an all male cast. “This is how Shakespeare was meant to be seen,” wrote the New York Times critic, Ben Brantley – and he was absolutely right. After more than two centuries … Continue reading

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REQUIESCAT IN PACE

When someone I care about dies, when I learn of a death – and since I am now 86 years old, I lose people frequently, particularly contemporaries – here is what happens.  My brain immediately retrieves some eccentric trait or … Continue reading

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