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I’m in a New York state of mind

Posted by Marlinee on Feb 21, 2013 in Travels

I just discovered I have missed the Broadway ‘revival’ of Glengarry Glen Ross, starring Al Pacino as Shelley Levine. This is a huge bummer. Not only do I love David Mamet in general, but I am especially fond of the lads of the swampland in Florida real estate agency. The thought of actually seeing Al [...]

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A Festivus for the rest of us

Posted by Marlinee on Dec 17, 2012 in Middle Age

Barring Hanukkah and Diwali (which one could argue happens too early to qualify), Festivus is the first seasonal celebration of note. One might ask why Festivus has endured as such an important observance and I am here to answer that important question. Festivus does not require or promote gift giving, therefore there is no need [...]

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Close encounters of the 5th kind: Part 2

Posted by Marlinee on Mar 14, 2012 in Travels

I do not think it is a coincidence that famous people usually end up married to other famous people. I know they are more likely to hang around almost exclusively with their own kind, which would somewhat explain it, but I also think there is something of an ‘other worldliness’ at play. Kind of like [...]

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So this is Christmas

Posted by Marlinee on Dec 21, 2011 in Houses, Middle Age

When I was a kid, some years we would go and visit my grandparents for Christmas. They had a very old house, with a huge fireplace in the living room, a secret back staircase from the kitchen to the second floor, and a root cellar with a dirt floor. The fireplace was a very important [...]

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Italy: The Headmaster rules

Posted by Marlinee on Aug 25, 2010 in Travels

As you may recall from a previous post , I travelled to Italy for two weeks to stay at an enclave of villas to celebrate my friend’s significant birthday. It was all women on the trip except for Judy’s son and her brother Nigel who lives in England. Nigel rushed in to fill the patriarch [...]

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Bicycle Chronicles Part 2: There’s Snow in Them Hills

Posted by Marlinee on Aug 12, 2010 in Travels

In my opinion, bicycle trips are great vacations. You are outside in the fresh air, getting exercise, and at least in my case, moving slowly enough to enjoy the scenery. That’s why I’ve taken a number of cycling vacations. This particular one was to New Mexico. Not so strangely, New Mexico has a lot of [...]

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Greece: They Speak German There

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 14, 2010 in Travels

Longer ago than I wish it was, I took a two week vacation to Greece. Actually there were four of us, two of my friends from business school, Rick and Anne, and my boyfriend Bob. It was a great deal: a few nights in Athens, a Greek Islands cruise, and seven nights on the island [...]

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Italy: They Speak Italian There

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 8, 2010 in Travels

My friend Judy was having a significant birthday ending in zero and wanted to celebrate it in Italy, so we gathered together a group of eleven people and rented an enclave of three villas in the hills of Umbria. In preparation, I bought a guidebook and toyed with the idea of learning some useful Italian [...]

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The Bicycle Chronicles Part 1: The Incredible Journey

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 8, 2010 in Travels

Bicycles have been an important part of my life ever since I finally learned to ride a two-wheeler. Of course, almost every single one I’ve owned has been stolen, but that’s another story. This story is about a bicycle trip I took to PEI that I will never be young enough or foolish enough to [...]

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