It's come down to my morning shower. That's the only time it seems, of late, when I can be quietly alone, free to think undisturbed. At all other times, I'd say we are living in a 1984 world, surrounded by TV screens blasting 24-hour news that's hardly news at all, but still...
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September 6, 2011 | 12:34 pm
I am allergic to waste: I just can’t abide the thought of perfectly usable things being dumped into the garbage. Besides the ecological consequences, there’s the offense to my compulsively thrifty nature. If there’s such a thing as reincarnation (which I strongly doubt) I...
August 8, 2011 | 3:38 pm
MYSTERIOUS CLIPSHere’s a puzzling fact: for some reason, there are always perfectly good paper clips lying on the sidewalk. Unless you’re germ-phobic - which is one of the few fears I do not have – you can pick up all manner of paper clips in varying sizes and colors any day...
June 19, 2011 | 1:20 pm
The internet is a treasure trove of restaurant discounts.
My fave is www.RESTAURANT.COM where you pay ten bucks for a twenty-five dollar restaurant voucher, but they go on sale regularly for two dollars. Someone is paying me twenty-three dollars to eat out. That’s a deal no...
June 15, 2011 | 1:12 pm
I often picture myself as a guest on “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” and when James Lipton asks, “What is your favorite word?” my answer is “Restaurant!” I would pay extra for a house without a kitchen. I love eating out. I love the whole ritual of studying the menu,...
February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmAt the new Shilo's steakhouse on Pico Boulevard, concentric circles of color surround the caviar: green onion on the outside, yellow egg yolk sprinkled on the inner rim, followed by chopped egg whites peppered with blinis and tortillas and topped ceremoniously by a mound of...
March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
In Buenos Aires you wouldn't know about the Argentine economy's disastrous crash -- except, perhaps, by chatting with your taxi driver and discovering he was a former tycoon.
BA, as old hands call it, has retained its prosperous appearance and cosmopolitan cool, and it remains...
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
I am a senior citizen. I'm 82, look 65 and feel like 40. It is a very confusing time of life. People assume that you are over the hill. You know that you are still vital and have the ability to contribute to society.
At the age of 50, I classified myself as lower-middle age. As the...
April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Thinking about doing something for Israel but don't have time or inclination to go there and volunteer in person? This Sunday you can do your bit for the beleaguered Jewish state by chowing down in local restaurants.
On May 2, 20 of Los Angeles' kosher restaurants will participate...
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