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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tweet Exactly twenty years and one day ago today, I was at the five-hour-long GMHC AIDS Dance-a-Thon at the Javits Center in New York. It was my second year at the Dance-a-Thon and I was extremely serious about my fundraising. I was one of those people who went around the office terrorizing people till they […]

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Tweet MrB and I recently visited Tucson, where he received the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award from the University of Arizona School of Journalism. The Zenger award honors journalists who “fight for freedom of the press and the people’s right to know.”  The school’s website elaborates: “[The award] is named for a husband […]

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tweet It’s my gorgeous mother BarbaraB’s birthday today, and I’ll celebrate by sharing this great photo of her. I believe this is from the mid-1980s. I know I remember that green shirt! Mom has always been a style icon.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Tweet MrB and I went to California on Labor Day weekend to visit family and friends. We stayed near the beach in Santa Monica and it was so beautiful, daytime … … and nighttime. The buildings were pink, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky … … and the Champagne sangria was delicious. MrB and […]

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tweet OMG! It’s my gorgeous sister Terri Berry‘s birthday today! In honor of Terri’s birthday falling on a Throwback Thursday, one of her favorite photos. It’s from July 1987. Terri took — and still takes! — great pride in the big hair she achieved that day. In the ’80s, we were all about “bigger is […]

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tweet While traveling in Europe last month, I did some things that I’d wanted to do for decades. I visited Liverpool, which I first dreamed of doing in 1980. I’m glad Mark Lewisohn, the author of Tune In, the 2013 book about the Beatles that prompted me to finally take the trip, saw that I […]

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tweet I like to look over the obituaries in the print edition of the New York Times — there are a lot of interesting stories there. Today, I couldn’t help noticing this beautiful face in the paid death notices section. Figuring this lady had to have been an actress, I glanced at the information: died […]

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tweet As you can see, red lipstick runs in the family: BarbaraB and Nan on Aug. 1, 1996.  

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tweet My mother’s mother, Ruth Kay, died last night. She was 95 years old. Her grandchildren called her “Nanny” when they were young, then “Nan.” Her three great-grandchildren knew her as “G.G.” for “great-grandma.” Nan’s husband, Sam, aka “Papa,” died of a heart attack in 1983. Papa died just a few weeks before my 16th […]

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tweet Everyone else I know can give up on photobombing. My gorgeous sister Terri Berry is the all-time champion. From now on, this move should be known as the Terri bomb. For “level: expert” memes, click here. For more highlarious photobombs, click here.

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