September 2010

This is Day 13 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why here. I was always a precocious child in ways that would annoy a grownup, but keep me from getting into any serious kind of trouble. Loved Dover sole almondine, for example, but never developed a taste for setting things on fire. Cultivated a […]

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This is Day 12 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why here. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “She’s selling a stupid jump rope? Double-u Tee Eff?” But I’m not selling a stupid jump rope; I’m selling a piece of history. The Maginot Line of my fight against advancing old age. NOW are you […]

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This is Day 11 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. The cane above, tipped in real gold at the business end, ivory street-side, and ebony in between, was mine in the game of Snotty Ladies, because it was the finest, and I was the originatrix of the game. Droit […]

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This is Day 10 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. Once upon a time, on the shores of a great lake in the center-right of a large country, there lived a tiny Jewish-Catholic principessa. The only grandchild of two doting grandparents who had waited far, far too long for […]

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This is Day 9 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. For more detail on the whole, freaky globe-fixation thing, go here. Once upon a time, a very glamorous girl from Jewish Insurance Money in Des Moines, Iowa met the scrappy son of a Russian-born dry-goods salesman from Moline, Illinois. […]

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This is Day 8 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. It’s not that I’ve led a particularly accomplished life, or a notable one, or even a weird one. But I have paid some attention to the bizarre way in which my life seems to loop back on itself, how […]

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This is Day 7 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. For more detail on the whole, freaky globe-fixation thing, go here. In terms of value, this is hands-down the crème de la crème of the globe collection I’m currently selling off. Black globes are rarer than their blueish counterparts, […]

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This is Day 6 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. For more detail on the whole, freaky globe-fixation thing, go here. If you’re a traditionalist, today’s installment in the globe pantheon might be for you. This particular globe was purchased from a vendor at the legendary Kane County Flea […]

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This is Day 5 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. My move from New York City back to Chicago in 1986 marked the beginning of the end of many things for me: the belief, held firmly in my heart since I was 16, that I would marry the man […]

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This is Day 4 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here. You read the calendar reminder you remembered to set for yourself a year ago: your subscription to MobileMe, née “dot-Mac,” is due for renewal. You think about what else you could do with $99; you think about how much […]

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