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Today I’m having a re-posting party. Not out of laziness, but because the three pieces I’m posting are, too me, touching, informative and important and I so hope you read them. I’ve been pondering a lot lately. With so many things going on in the world, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sadness of it all. But that just leads to inertia and the feeling of being at affect. What […]

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Ba Bye Short Shorts, Hello Getty!

Ba Bye - Annie Stein

Years ago, stopped at a red light, I watched an elderly gentleman cross the street eating a candy bar. Since I was the first car in line and he walked right in front of me, I could see it was a Baby Ruth and I could also see his face as he ate it. He was in heaven. The old man looked like a 10 year old boy just let […]

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Brian, Bitching and Being Authentic

Joan Didion - My Hero

(photo of Joan Didion – My Hero) This Brian Williams thing is making me queasy, almost nausea, and it’s not letting up. I got another set of jokes today and the bottom line is it’s just sad. Someone’s ego has taken them down yet again and all their real, hard earned deeds have been turned to dust and they’ve fallen from the throne into the muck. It’s actually painful to […]

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Age Related

Annie Stein Headshot

Time is like magic. You know in a magic show when the magician saws the box in half and the woman isn’t cut in half but she’s gone? Or the rabbit suddenly disappears after appearing? And the whole audience turns to each other and says where did she go or where’s the rabbit? How often do we see someone we haven’t seen since he or she was a kid, or […]

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Color Coded

multi racial babies

There’s a lesson to be learned from every situation in life; good, bad, or horrific. Sometimes more than one if you pay close attention. A dear friend of mine is in the hospital. She’s had pancreatic cancer for over two years and three weeks ago her colon burst. She’s been in the critical care unit since then and  has undergone six surgeries. Six surgeries in three weeks! She has tubes […]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Annie Stein

 Like many people I know I’ve just returned from dropping my daughter of at college. My youngest. My baby. The one 6 years and 10 months younger than my first daughter who I’ve always referred to as a “self cleaning oven” because her M. O. from the beginning was to self motivate and get the job done. Not so with my little puppy. Anyone with more than one child can testify […]

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August 22, 1970

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Wondering how to start this blog entry – with so much to spout about; writing the date alone solved that minor problem.  August 22nd.  On this day in 1970,  I was 19.  I stood and said I do;  That I would love, honor, and obey, the 29 (30 in September), year old man I was standing beside in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Southampton, NY. […]

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She’s Back!

Ron Radiziner Pre fab

Yes indeed I’m back! With several things to blog about. “Blog”,  I have to admit is another word I made fun of and an action I said I’d never ever do.  Who’s the genius who said “never say never”?  I’ve a laundry list of things I do that I swore I never would , from giving a blow job to owning a small dog. The first I heard about at […]

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Hot Tip Alert! # Great Things to do in LA This Week!

Annie Stein

This is not a blog entry.  Driving back up my hill this morning I thought about the several really terrific things coming up that I had to send email blasts out about because they are so good I want everyone to know about them. Then it occurred to me. That’s  why  a girl has a website…so she ‘ll  never have to email blast again!  Annie’s Hot Tips For July: Shakespeare LA […]

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The Friendship Series

first rose

Starting out with a sob story this week, but no worries; I wont belabor it. It’s reminiscent of my disaster last summer that I chronicled on HuffPo and . Achievable if you care to make that leap! Here is a picture of my first rose of the season. They have been slow bloomers extraordinaire, my sweet roses, scaring me into fearing they might not bloom until the fall. I […]

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