Monthly Archives: September 2011

If you’re happy and you know it…

Clap your hands! Exactly what moviegoers did after viewing “Happy” at the Loft Cinema yesterday. Even though it can get mushy, I’m glad — even happy — that psychologists are studying the ever-popular emotion. Here’s what I found out: Fifty … Continue reading

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34 years ago

It was 94 degrees in Tucson when we finished but I was determined. Thirty-one miles riding my bike (longest ride ever) to honor what I was doing 34 years ago today: I was in labor. Brook Wilensky-Lanford was born Sept. … Continue reading

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They’re all wacky

When asked about my position on the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate, my mantra was always, “they’re all crazy.” Done. It offered a way to avoid getting mired in a complex discussion. Nowadays, I say the same thing about our tiresome political stalemate. … Continue reading

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Sunday in Tucson

Every day in Tucson begins with sunshine. But when it’s 70 degrees at 8 a.m. that’s cause to celebrate. When the light makes everything look crisper, more shaded along the edges, clearer than the summer haze, well, that’s September. And … Continue reading

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A tiny taste of paranoia

A salted caramel mocha iced frappe at Starbucks sounded so yummy. When Julie and I go for our twice weekly early morning power walks we both always have the same thing — a grande iced coffee with soy milk, unsweetened … Continue reading

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Desert rain

So refreshing. Sixty-seven degrees last night with the windows wide open! Riding our bikes head on into puddle dips this morning. Wheeee who! I turned around and did it again. Like the 65-year-old kid that I am. “This is why … Continue reading

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Long ago and far away: Sept. 11, 2001

How can I not write about 9/11? My New Yorker magazine arrived in the mail yesterday with its solemn but lovely cover commemorating the tragedy. More security is evident in NYC than any time in the past 10 years. I’m … Continue reading

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