I love New York

History and Family Saga If you want to get a good smattering of New York's history under your belt without having to endure a dry read, may I suggest Edward Rutherford's New York. It is a chunky volume (981 pages) that covers the 1600's through to 2001. New York is a fantastic read (think Gone …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “L”

THE LETTER "L" Long ago... a lifetime, actually, since I have thought about it. Seems so ludicrous now, but back then, this larger than life figure ruled the night after the lights went out. Its lecherous limbs lurching at me, lascivious lips and lizard like tongue lustfully licking the back of my neck as I …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “T”

THE LETTER "T" Thin as a twig and touchingly pale; the timeless trademarks that elicit tenderness. Tirelessly she tried to come towards me, as I tirelessly strode away. Too many years apart and two disparate trajectories were the trouble. She was tremendously tenacious, and though terribly flattered, I couldn’t tolerate being tailed twenty-four seven. Terrible …

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Larger than life

When you held the world in your hands Remember how, as a kid, everything was larger than life? The formative years of discovery, learning, possibility and novelty were accompanied by gigantic ideas, gargantuan dreams and ginormous feelings. Those were the days of joy oozing from your pores, of fear that made you sweaty and nauseous …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “G”

THE LETTER "G" Governing the night were: gritty interiors, grimy toilets, great music, gutsy performances, gargantuan gin and tonics, good friends with garish hair and gregarious strangers sporting equally gaudy dos. Exercise was gyrating and grinding on the dance floor or aerobicizing in the gym. Guzzling life was our mantra. Stir and repeat. Great times …

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