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Best of Broadway: No Shoes, Please

For my birthday this year, my husband and I are planning to visit our daughter in New York City and see a Broadway show. The other day, in reaction to a discussion my husband and daughter were having over the phone regarding ticket purchases, I shouted, “How about ‘The Humans’? I think it might be a little depressing, but I’d like to see it.”


Take the wheel: Haugh About That?

“To get a better understanding of your portfolio,” my financial adviser began, “I want you to write down everything you spend monthly on your current home and your cabin in Tahoe. Then, we’ll dig deeper into your personal affairs.”

“OK, so just what I spend on my houses?” I asked. “You don’t care about hair, manicures, facials and massages for now, right?”

Roman holiday: No Shoes, Please

I was in Rome at Christmastime, which included a Wednesday morning during which Pope Francis held his weekly papal audience. Normally, he would be addressing the faithful in St. Peter’s Square, but during the winter months, he conducts himself on stage in a large Vatican auditorium.

The Villaj Idiut: Terrifying pragmatism

I was planning on writing a humor column this month, but it seems like anathema to the mood of the country right now to be cracking jokes.

Football
Hughes

I’ll disclose this straightaway: I voted for Hillary Clinton. Not necessarily because I liked her, but more because, after evaluating both candidates, I thought she was more qualified to run a country than Donald Trump.

The year of no fear: Haugh About That?

Arriving at the popular exercise venue SoulCycle, I noticed that the lobby was filled with young athletes dressed in fashionable Lululemon workout gear that aggressively stretched against their bulging muscles.

Realizing that I was the only person of mature status in the room, I grabbed my daughter Jenni’s arm and asked nervously, “Am I in trouble?”

A Piece of My Mind: To green or not to green?

After four years of drought, our lawn was a patchy mélange of sparse grass, tough weeds, exposed tree roots and bare dirt. We have a corner lot, and even with the rose garden, clothesline and veggie garden along one side, the lawn area still wraps around three sides of our house – a lot of space to replant or reimagine.

In recent months, I had comforted myself that our yard was not yet the ugliest and most neglected-looking on the street, but it was sinking quickly into contention for that title as one-by-one the other practitioners of benign neglect were relandscaping.

The Villaj Idiut: Mined games

This is a story about obsession.

It is a story about anger and justice and revenge and righteousness and arrogance and hubris and criminality. It is all that. That is true.


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