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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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Sex Started with Scottish Fish 385 Million Years Ago!

I have always been proud of my Scottish heritage, which my father traced back to his mother’s maiden name of Boyd. The Boyd clan is a family subset of the Queen’s Royal House of Stewart clan, which lays claim to the colorful, red Royal Stewart tartan plaid. I grew up listening to my dad’s favorite […]

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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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