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A Memorable Moment and Kiss with Luciano Pavarotti

You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss – or is it? In the movie classic, Casablanca, love-struck Humphrey Bogart begs his piano player to, “Play it Again Sam.”  The lyrics to As Time Goes By come to mind as I reminisce about Luciano kissing me.  It was not just a kiss, but […]

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For the Love of Nora

My friends and I all feel like we just lost a close girlfriend with Nora Ephron’s untimely death at age 71. She made us laugh with her self-deprecating humor in her books, I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Don’t Remember Anything and her wonderful screenplays ranging from Heartburn, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally (who can forget […]

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Conversations with My Bragina

Dr. DeFelice’s Brain-Genital Law, BGL, makes a lot of sense to me.  I got a bit tongue-tied when we first discussed the BGL and improvisatorially said, “Bragina”, instead of Brain-Genital.  We both laughed at the birth of my new word, and I decided it would be the topic of this and future columns. Bragina is […]

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Sexcereal: A New Breakfast Adventure for My Bragina?

I was never a big fan of breakfast food.  In fact, I hate – and I mean “hate” -the traditional warm oatmeal, wheatena and farina that were the usual winter before-school fare while I was growing up.  I feel the same way about waffles, pancakes and French toast.  I can’t blame my mother because my […]

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My Bragina and Geographic Jewelry

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! The lyrics below were sung by Marilyn Monroe starring as the sexy Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I found the first two verses to be not only entertaining, but very insightful.  Nothing quite brings a smile to a woman’s lips like a sparkling diamond, be it on a ring, […]

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Tiara Therapy – It’s Not Just for Toddlers!

I bought my first tiara when I was in my mid-fifties. I don’t remember wearing one as a little girl. I bought, not one, but a dozen hot pink plastic tiaras at the local  Party City along with pink buckets and princess pads and pens with feather boas.  I packed them up and flew to […]

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I Need to Plant Some Roses So I Can Wake Up and Smell Them!

Lately, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with my mind racing with a long list of things to do, bills to pay and loved ones to worry about.  Last week I had a nice lunch reminiscing with two good friends from high school days, and yesterday I received an email […]

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Food for thought – for men only!

Most men I know dread a trip to the grocery store.  They usually end up aimlessly wandering the aisles looking for items on their list from coffee to cucumbers. Now, the perfect solution – A MAN AISLE!!  The clever grocery owner of Westside Market in New York, 43 year old Ian Joskowitz, a man of […]

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Of Mice and Men

What is it about a mouse that provokes fear in the house? The classic story “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” is considered a comforting bedtime tale even though the house had a mouse! Walt Disney’s beloved Mickey has been entertaining generations […]

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La Bella Figura and La Bella Uscita

For over the last 30 years I have worked with Italians, mostly males, on both sides of the Atlantic.  They were all highly successful in the Italian pharmaceutical industry. One constant theme of theirs was the importance of la bella figura. One would guess they were dreaming about Sophia Loren and other voluptuous beauties for […]

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