Selling My Crap on eBay

This is Day 21 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why, here. I grew up to the drone of an endless series of angel/devil discussions, my paternal grandfather lecturing me on the value of this item or that, supporting his claims with the odd magazine or newspaper or even catalogue clipping on how […]

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This is Day 20 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why, here. My grandmother was a great beauty and awfully stylish when she was in the mood, but like many people who grow up with money and all the fine things it can buy, in and and especially toward the end she didn’t […]

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This is Day 19 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why, here. My grandparents changed apartments over the years, but from home to sweet home, one constant was the art. The pieces they’d collected over the years followed them from place to place, and many of them would end up in a configuration […]

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This is Day 18 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why here. You don’t have to look far to find the source of my booklust. The photos of it are buried in a pile of other photos, to be rescued and scanned, finally, Sally, upon my return to Los Angeles, but my Grandfather […]

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This is Day 17 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why, here. I knew it was bound to happen, 17 days in, the ‘tater is starting to show signs of battle fatigue. So weak, she can barely pick up a camera, much less hold it steady. This is hard work, people, getting all […]

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This is Day 16 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why, here. There is a part of me that wants to live in 1957. Or rather, that longs for a completely phony 1957, a mid-Century that Madison Avenue and Hollywood colluded to provide us with, in glorious Technicolor and tufted leatherette. A grownup, […]

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This is Day 15 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why, here. Change happens a little bit at a time, then all at once. Or at least, it seems to happen all at once. Ten-year “overnight” successes are inevitably outed as a series of dreary, plodding steps, missteps and backtracking, fueled by hope […]

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This is Day 14 of a 21-day series. More scoop on the who/what/why, here. By the time I got to the end of my senior year of high school, my Elsa love had grown from a single bean to include a sterling teardrop pendant and a knock-off of her famed (and oft-knocked-off) floating heart pendant, […]

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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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