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Let’s Paws: The Dachshund and the Easter Bunny

My honeybunny dachshund Ginger may be going on 85 (here’s a convoluted formula that made my head ache; she’s almost 18 in dog years), but she’s still a pup at heart. Especially when it comes to kid stuff like the … Continue reading

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Delicious dilemma: Watching my weight with chocolate, chocolate, everywhere in Belgium

So I saw this plug for Candice Bergen’s memoir the other day. The fashion and entertainment icon (why wasn’t she really utilized in the SNL 40-year reunion?) says she’s put on 30 pounds and has no problem being considered fat. Because … Continue reading

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A New Year celebration where you can’t make noise

For those of us in the western hemisphere, this March 21 is merely the big thaw into spring after hibernating all winter. In Bali, Indonesia, it’s New Year’s Day. But they don’t say Happy New Year there, exactly. They might … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws Again: 14 legs, with lots of spring

You can tell spring is around the corner when you finally start seeing life again on every corner. Of the two- and four-legged kind. Togetherness, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 3.13.15.

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Let’s Paws: Sidetracked on way to ‘House of Cards’ casting call

A dilemma as I made my way to a House of Cards casting call for extras last year. I met this guy just as I was trying to decide if I really wanted to stand on line all day in … Continue reading

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Trying to be an extra on ‘House of Cards’

Ready for Season 3 of House of Cards? To get you in the mood, here’s my Huffington Post piece on my big chance to be an extra. More on what it’s like to be in on a casting call.

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Thanks for fighting for me, Ricky Gervais

So there I was, setting out on another journey. U.S. 30, the highway that links Atlantic City to Oregon, had just turned 100. My travel assignment was to write about the part of it that was in my Pennsylvania back … Continue reading

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Lets’s Paws/2: Behind scenes of aww-inspiring Super Bowl ad

I’m not one for beer (chocolate’s my vice), and you already know my feelings on the Super Bowl. But that Budweiser dog-and-pony show — the commercial everyone’s been talking about — sure got my attention, too. Well, not technically a … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Pup’s journey from hell to Puppy Bowl stardom

If you know me, you know I just loathe football. Here’s why. I’m gearing up for the only game that matters this Super Bowl Sunday — the annual Puppy Bowl. If you’ve ever wondered where all those hunky contestants come … Continue reading

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Only three weeks late with that new year’s resolution

So it’s been a month of traveling and eating. (No new year’s resolution for me; I never keep them.) Lots of walking, but not enough to offset the tidal wave of calories. I was passing through my local airport and … Continue reading

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