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Thursday, October 16, 2014

I owe a big, belated thank you to my California-based Twitter friend John Laurente.  Early last month, he asked me if I wanted his tickets to a September 27 Jay Z concert in New York that he wouldn’t be able to attend. I’d already seen Jay Z twice, but I was up for a third […]

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

As I’ve mentioned before, I like to read the obituaries in the print edition of the New York Times — the physical act of turning the pages draws my attention to stories that I wouldn’t necessarily click online.  Monday, I read an obituary for cryptographer Hal Finney, who died last week at age 58 from […]

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Friday, November 22, 2013

MrB and I were invited to the Fresh Air Fund’s ’20s-themed fundraising dinner last night, so I got out the beaded ’20s-style vintage dress that I bought in 2007 and first wore in 2009. At the party, big fake pearl strands and feather boas were given out as favors, and I added those to my […]

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

For me, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving is always about the annual International Press Freedom Awards dinner, hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The black-tie dinner, held at the Waldorf-Astoria, honors journalists from around the world who risk their lives to report from war zones and in defiance of brutal regimes. It also raises money […]

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Friday, November 2, 2012

During my journalism career, I worked at news organizations including CNN. I loved the profession, but sometimes I hated knowing that I was delivering bad news to people.  We all say, “No news is good news” but, really, good news isn’t usually news at all. (I think only The Onion would run a story saying, […]

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Yesterday’s post was about what I wore to the annual International Press Freedom Awards Dinner for the Committee to Protect Journalists. As I said, the dinner honors journalists from around the world who risk their lives to report from war zones and in defiance of brutal regimes. It also raises money for CPJ’s activities: denouncing […]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Last night, MrB and I attended an event that’s very important to us: the annual International Press Freedom Awards Dinner for the Committee to Protect Journalists. The dinner honors journalists from around the world who risk their lives to report from war zones and in defiance of brutal regimes. On its website, CPJ explains what […]

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

People have responded to the disaster in Japan in myriad ways via social media, just as they have in real life. Some have tweeted and blogged about it, some haven’t. Some people care passionately about what’s happening in the world, some continue to be entirely engrossed in their own lives. Several fashion bloggers, including the […]

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gorgeous blogger Sheila of Ephemera declared the week of February 28 to be Leopard Week, inspired by my vintage leopard gown by the late Patrick Kelly. Sheila did a round-up of the participants here, but I wanted to give them some extra recognition. Here they are! Click the photos for the original posts. The leopard-wearing […]

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

I hope that all of you who were so supportive of blogger Jennine Jacob of The Coveted have seen the good news. Her situation is resolved. I had offered to donate half the price of several ring styles to Jennine. Now I will redirect that money to Women in Need, in memory of my friend, […]

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