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Ramona's Ramblings
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Probably the most dangerous thing anyone could tell someone like Ramona is that you can sneak into any rock concert at Madison Square Garden without paying for it…even when it’s sold … more
The phone rings and because I love the thrill of not knowing who it is, I don’t have Caller ID. I pick up the receiver. Yes, a receiver on a mounted dial-up phone attached to a wall with a very … more
I go to the Farmers Market in Callicoon, NY every Sunday where I visit the Bridge Street Bakehouse table. Bridge Street Bakehouse is a small-batch bakery named for their brick and mortar local at 175 … more
My husband, Andre, and I followed Dr. X through a combination of icy rain and snow to an Indian restaurant in Astoria, Queens. It was a long couple of blocks and during the trek I tried hard not to … more
Because it’s typically non-invasive and health building, I’ve always preferred an alternative approach to medicine. That’s why I recently sought a Chinese herbalist whom I’ll … more
Andre, my spouse (sounds like something that comes out of a whale, right?) recently formed the band, Irish Hitmen, with Doug Rogers on accordion and vocals, and Roger Brinkerhoff on upright bass. … more
“Your cousin, Andrea, held my hand during your uncle’s funeral,” mom began. She’s a man now; a police officer just like her dad was. And she calls herself Andy. Can you pick … more
At the winter farmers market held in Callicoon’s Youth Center, you can find almost anything; baked goods, trout both smoked and freshly fileted, mushrooms, spirits, cheeses and other dairy … more
In 1943, 'Project Y,' the Manhattan Project's secret laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico, for the development and production of the atomic bomb under the direction of J. Robert Oppenheimer, … more
It’s a long time since I’ve been invited to a wedding. So long that I suspect people don’t really want me at their weddings and probably for good reason. I can be socially awkward … more
“You shot out like a bullet,” mom says of my slick birthing maneuver on February 14th, 1956. “Because your head was pointy like a bullet.” And then she adds, “Oh, and … more
Quick as a blackjack dealer, we divvied up the name Venus Fly Trap. Without question, Venus went to Soozie though I secretly felt I could be Venus. And before I begged no, Lisa more than … more
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