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  • The Rock and Roll Pride Ride and the Tomboy Queen

    Posted: June 28th 2015 @8:22 AM

      I was the queen of the TOMBOYS. I remember rough housing on the school play ground in the 1st and 2nd grade with the boys, playing in the dirt with TONKA trucks, trading horror comic books for models of …

     
  • Drawing the Line

    Posted: January 8th 2015 @12:41 PM

    With New Year’s Eve just passing us by, this little resolution seemed appropriate. I call it Drawing the Line. I remember taking my first and only trip (thus far) to Israel. I was told it would be a life-changing trip, …

     
  • The Boss is Always Greener

    Posted: October 7th 2014 @8:50 AM

    I took some zany jobs in my younger years. I was a barker at an amusement pier in Long Branch, New Jersey. I got on the microphone and called folks to throw down quarters, spin the wheel of chance and …

     
  • Pride

    Posted: July 9th 2014 @8:38 AM

    Gay Pride 2014 I was standing in front of “The Duchess,” a lesbian bar in Greenwich Village. I had just moved to New York City. I was 17 years old. I had found the courage to leave home, but the …

     
  • Motherless Daughters on Mother’s Day

    Posted: May 16th 2014 @6:57 AM

      On Mother’s Day when we were kids, Dad would take us to a drugstore and buy hairbrushes, body lotion, athlete’s foot powder … you know, the sentimental stuff. He’d also pick up a Mother’s Day card and have us …

     
  • The Everyday Excellence Awards

    Posted: March 4th 2014 @11:44 PM

    Why do award shows mean so much to us? The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, the Grammys, the Oscars, it’s as if our world comes screeching to a halt once that red carpet rolls out. We sit awestruck, watching …

     
  • Women Roar, Even When They Cook

    Posted: January 29th 2014 @11:30 PM

        When I was 7, I thought I could rule the world. My mother, Harriet, had told me that we were from the tribe of Judah. How she knew this, thousands of years later, I don’t know; it’s amazing …

     
  • Merry Kitschmas to ALL

    Posted: December 23rd 2013 @10:18 AM

    I like to think of being Jewish as a marathon sport. I can dole out a soul-crushing guilt complex, shot-put-style, successfully match-make without meeting the intendeds and turn dinner for two into a fridge full of leftovers. I am Jewish …

     
  • Hurricane Sandy One Year Ago

    Posted: October 29th 2013 @9:18 AM

    hi dears this was my post on www.rossirant.com a year ago…seemed fitting to repost it here one year later these days thank god, i am warm and safe but never going to take a hot shower, a warm bed and …

     
  • Ode to Norma Holt

    Posted: October 5th 2013 @8:02 AM

    I met Norma many years ago when I rented the smallest apartment I’d ever stayed in. We are talking little! I once almost dis-located my shoulder trying to use the bathroom. But it had a view, wow what a view …