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Aspen Sans Skis

Why are you going? You don’t ski. You’ve never met the people you’ll be staying with. And you’re flying thousand of miles for the pleasure. Are you nuts, my therapist asked. Obviously, I thought. That’s why I’m sitting on this sofa facing you. Haha. Jokes aside, I will admit that I was a bit anxious…

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College Trip Tips for the People Who Aren’t Going to College – the Parents

Third child, third college trip, too many information sessions and campus tours to count. I’ll take the pain of childbirth (ok, there was an epidural on constant drip) over the tedium of information sessions and campus tours any day. Yale, Brown, Columbia, Princeton, Penn and Georgetown. Must they all say essentially the same thing? Couldn’t…

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The Pope, Putin and Me

Call me a narcissist, but did they ALL have to be in New York the same week as me? Everyone from Barack to Francis to Francois to Xi Jinping to Putin – who hadn’t been in a decade – plus Michelle, Charlize and Australia’s ex- PM Julia Gillard in a bright pink suit hit the…

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A Chilean Looks Again

This is the door to artist  Sebastian Errazuriz’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Should I knock? The provocative, witty and talented Chilean artist and furniture designer is currently flavor of the month or rather flavor of last month (January, 2015) when fifty screens of  the 37-year old  yawning splashed across Times Square. Will I put…