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The Village Voice print edition

R.I.P. to The Village Voice, print edition

August 23, 2017

The Village Voice print edition is about to die. This news leaves me nostalgic. In 1978, I was a Voice college intern. When the semester ended, the paper hired me […]

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Gotta get outta the house

Time to get outta the house — a hello from L.A.

June 28, 2017

Somehow, my daughter and I pulled together a last-minute cross-country road trip, from New York to Los Angeles. Coast-to-coast. It was time to get outta the house! I’m grateful that […]

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Daughter graduates from college

Being the mother of a college graduate

May 30, 2017

Here’s my big news: I’ve become the proud mother of a college graduate! And I’m also sort of speechless. Wow. What do I do now? During these past four years. […]

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Is celibacy the answer?

October 23, 2016

Note to readers: Last week I wrote a letter to my inner child. This week, she writes back and recommends celibacy. Hmmm.   Dear Betty, Thank you for the letter […]

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How to end a relationship

October 9, 2016

I write to you now as A Newly-Single Woman. It’s the last thing I want for myself. But bloggers must carry on. So here I am, trying to feel it […]

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Asian mom finds her lost tribe at Afropunk festival

August 28, 2016

Getting beyond my comfort zone usually leads to great discoveries. Which is why I went to Brooklyn yesterday for a shot of edgy, stylish, Afro-centric inspiration. The 12th annual Afropunk music […]

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Practicing the art of flying at LaGuardia Airport

July 2, 2016

Hello from Ann Arbor, Michigan! I just arrived for a week in my new Midwestern home-away-from-home. The flight from New York was such a horror show that it got me […]

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