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  • Passover 2017 by Rossi aka Chef Rossi

    Posted: April 10th 2017 @9:34 PM

    And so there came upon the nation a great (not so great, really) and terrible Pharaoh. He promised the hungry that he would provide for them, but soon after he rose to power, he took the food from their mouths …

     
  • Imagine

    Posted: February 1st 2017 @9:28 PM

    Imagine “Walk a mile in my shoes.” You’ve heard that expression before. But what if we really did that? Just for one day. Just for one hour. Just for one moment. What if we could truly imagine what it felt …

     
  • This is What Democracy Looks Like

    Posted: January 23rd 2017 @8:03 PM

      We knew it would be big; perhaps the biggest march of our lives. I got loads of advice. “Don’t carry a bag!” “Only bring what you can afford to lose.” “Write your emergency contact info on your arm with …

     
  • When the Winners Lose

    Posted: December 1st 2016 @6:06 PM

    When the winners lose I’ve been taking an inventory of how our lives might have been different if Al Gore had won the presidency instead of George W. Bush. It’s on my mind because Al Gore was the last presidential …

     
  • September 11th 2015

    Posted: September 11th 2015 @8:49 PM

      I had a wedding to cater in October of 2001. I assumed like most celebrations planned in the early fall of 2001 in New York City, they might cancel or postpone. Who wanted to celebrate anything after that terrible …

     
  • 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 …