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Let’s Paws: My dog won’t let me watch Westminster

The Westminster dog show has been pre-empted on my TV. Not by my cable company. By my dog, Tupelo. He’s pretty mellow for a beagle/Jack Russell mix, which is what we think he is — a ¬†generally high-strung combination. As … Continue reading

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(Almost) Meeting Mary Tyler Moore

I’d like to say I met Mary Tyler Moore at one of her weddings. I jumped at the chance to try. Like Mary Richards, the star of Moore’s groundbreaking TV comedy about being a single girl working in TV news … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Sneak peek at special stars of ‘Puppy Bowl’ 2017

Can’t wait for Puppy Bowl 2017, especially after a sneak peak at some special stars with special needs.  

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One of My Favorite Farmers’ Markets

Savoring summer when just about everything’s in season at Central Market in Lancaster, PA, billed as the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S. One of my favorite spots. The only place where you can have a lunch of African stew, … Continue reading

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A travel advisory you don’t see every day

Unusual, but not surprising. Up until now, travel warnings always seemed to be reserved for those other places. Not the U.S. Ouch.  

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The Lost — and Found — Jews of Crete

My latest in Tablet magazine: A synagogue on the Greek isle of Crete, struggling to survive with no Jewish community. The Jews were wiped out in the Holocaust.  

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