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Tag Archives: 2012
When I was between the ages of 15 and 17, my family lived in France. One day in the flea markets outside Paris, I found a little brass box that bore my initials, MM, as well as a woman’s head … Continue reading
“Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you’ve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius.” – Roger Ebert I missed Beasts of the Southern Wild during its all too brief theatrical run last summer. … Continue reading
The chief of security at one of the largest area malls reported that this year’s Black Friday was the smoothest in 13 years. He didn’t speculate on why that was true, so here’s a poll. Pick whichever explanation(s) seem most … Continue reading
My previous article, which indulged in bit of nostalgia about grade school lunches, missed much of the actual drama that put Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s, and Ding Dongs, on the ropes. It isn’t quite over . A USA … Continue reading
This has been a season of losses. A friend recently died of something that should not have been fatal, and after the special treatments stopped working, we had to let go of our dog, Holly, who I wrote about in … Continue reading