I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Having my dead mother as a muse is pretty freaky

April 19, 2010

After my mom died, I started feeling differently about her. It's like she's in my head instead of physically in the world. And, of all things, she's become a muse who inspires me in my blogging. Weird.

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Visiting Stuyesant High School exorcises some of my ghosts

April 11, 2010

I've always felt insecure about being a graduate of NYC's legendary Stuyvesant High School. Never went to reunions because I was such a pimple-y slacker. Well, I finally put the bad self-image to rest by visiting Stuy and exorcising some ghosts.

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Welcome to my blog — and my life

April 1, 2010

Sorry, I've been MIA, re-thinking my blog. And I've decided on a makeover for both me and my website. New attitude, new look, new software. This will take some work but I'm going to move my blog from iWeb to WordPress.

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Connecting with quinoa

March 9, 2010

I love quinoa because it's low-carb, high-protein -- and makes a great substitute for rice. But only if you know how to cook it in my special way. Check out my recipes on this post, which are fast, easy, cheap.

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This is the first week of the rest of my life

February 24, 2010

Now that my mom is dead, I'm an orphan. It feels weird, sad, exhilarating -- free. Suddenly, I'm starting live over, redefining my sense of womanhood, ethnicity and culture.

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Photo album: Remembering Mom, 1917-2010

February 9, 2010

This post is all about how my mom died. It was profoundly moving, sad, peaceful, loving. Death has it's own magic. What a healing experience.

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My dad cheated on my mom and all I got was…

February 2, 2010

After my dad died, we figured out that he had an affair. It changed everything for us then and until now. Details in this post.

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