Archive for May, 2010

Hey, BP, take a page from Apple’s book

Old-economy companies like BP do not have a sense of urgency even when they are in a crisis of their own making. Not so for new-economy outfits like Apple and PayPal.

Continue Reading May 31, 2010 at 12:54 PM 4 comments

Something to be said for anonymity

I had found a guy in New York City who had carried a torch for me since college and now wanted to marry me. But within a couple of months, he was gone. “You’re fine for a man who likes blondes, but I really prefer dark women,” he said.

Continue Reading May 23, 2010 at 2:52 PM 5 comments

Lost in Manhattan again

If I respected my inner James Bond, I would pop my H2 Handy Recorder into my purse and take the subway to Manhattan to do my Bookpod interviews. Instead, I load my techno-thingamagiggery into my Zaporozhets and begin a journey that inevitably gets me lost somewhere east of Omaha.

Continue Reading May 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM 4 comments

My ever-new and unknowable mother

Women with little children worry that they are turning into their own mothers. I will have to live to old, old age before I am lucky enough to turn into mine.

Continue Reading May 9, 2010 at 5:18 PM 5 comments

My year of eating heavy Eastern European food copiously

For twenty-one years, my bona fides as a responsible adult have been nigh impeccable. What could tip me back into a life of decadence?

Continue Reading May 3, 2010 at 12:03 AM 6 comments


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