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Working for Doctor Dude

<b>‘The job I was just not cut out to do’</b><p>I’ve worked at a lot of jobs, over a lot of years. I worked at ad agencies in New York and, before that, in the …

At least it’s not a dead-squirrel stole

<b>‘On knowing when it’s time to let go’</b><p>Now, I haven’t gone so far as to embrace ‘Swedish Death Cleaning’, which, if you caught my post from a couple of …

Eat. Or be eaten.

<b>‘Up close and personal with paranha, army ants, and other Amazon locals’</b><p>“Don’t look now, but there’s a half-naked man with a machete up ahead on the …

Those were Banner days indeed

<b>‘An ode to my first job that did not involve cleaning up. At least not cleaning up after other people’s children’</b><p>Again, apologies for being a …

The Days of Wineberries and Roses

<b>‘Listening to the Warm: sensational summery sounds’</b><p>Forget Rod McKuen. It was Henry James who nailed summer. He once famously said that the two most …

Great Aunts and Glorified Rice

<b>‘Summer foods that did not come from a farm stand’</b><p>Some of you have read my Ode to Corn, and no doubt share my fondness for what can be enjoyed pretty …

So help me God

<b>‘The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: jury duty in New York City’</b><p>Excuses, excuses. This week I’m late because I have to keep …

Take a letter, Miss Henry

<b>‘How a rubber chicken got me to New York’</b><p>Today is a big day here in Lutheranliar Land. Not only does The Child start her new job as a software …

Ogilvy & Mather

Please don’t play it again, Sam

<b>‘Living in harmony with the Piano Man’</b><p>Even the most wonderfully wacky honeymoon — spent driving around Portugal and Spain checking out caves (well, …

Winning the Dude-A-Thon

<b>‘We make it to 31 on the 31st’</b><p>It snowed late that March too. A lot. So much that we were worried about travel. No, not for our guests, but for …

“I do, I do. I really do like weddings.”

<b>‘After all, what’s not to like about a big ole party with champagne and dancing?’</b><p>There was a long dry spell there for a while. But I’m happy to …

Horowitz plays the bedroom

<b>‘Midwestern Girls have all the luck’</b><p>When I arrived in New York, fresh from the Midwest and eager to conquer the world of advertising, I faced a most …