Monthly Archives: June 2011

La dolce vita

Italy has views, Hydrangea all over the place, even growing out of walls, cathedrals, stunning even on a cloudy day, and even peacocks in wedding dress; but nothing could be more beautiful than returning to this.

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The best Google Doodle ever

But hurry to this link of my little recording (I think you have to paste it into your browser): it won’t last after today:

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I remember the feeling of freedom when I got to college – I could get up when I wanted (except for those dread 8:00 classes), go down to the basement vending machine for a brownie and coke when I wanted … Continue reading

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Oh, why did I ever write about Anthony Weiner in the first place? Why didn’t I write about global warming or world peace or even Paul Revere? We’re all so sick of this now, even more sick than we were … Continue reading

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Thank you, Anthony Weiner

I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve been following all this Weiner stuff, where, unlike Strauss-Kahn or Arnold, there’s no meta story about pigs and power but only the inescapable conclusion that our news media function at the level of middle school … Continue reading

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