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Of Moms and Madness: A Brief Memoir

Of Moms and Madness: A Brief Memoir

May’s milestones include May Day itself, which is also Labor Day in Mexico; the National day of Prayer and, probably little-known to non-Muslims, Eid al-Fitr, which is the conclusion of the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast of Ramadan and a test of your pronunciation skills. Sometimes, “sound it out” is woefully inept advice.

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For My Daughter, on the Eve of Her 35th Birthday

For My Daughter, on the Eve of Her 35th Birthday

My daughter—writer-director-singer-actress-publisher Jessica Laskey—turns 35 tomorrow. This happens to be the same age her mom and I were when she was born on Easter Sunday in 1986, completely upsetting our brunch plans.

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Is Doing One’s Bills By Hand A Retro Pleasure?

Is Doing One’s Bills By Hand A Retro Pleasure?

As we’ve learned, I’m a dinosaur who just happens to wear pants and has a mortgage.

Examples: I have a desk calendar (paper) and don’t enter any appointments in my cellphone. When people send me meeting confirmations in Outlook, they show up on my computer as completely blank messages, possibly because I don’t use Outlook. This also explains why I’ve never won the Lottery. I’ve never bought a ticket.

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