Archive | November, 2010

Young, Smart and In Love

What was Erin thinking, marrying so young and outside her culture? Lofty thoughts apparently, as this young lady is pursuing her doctorate in social psychology, a field in which she also has a masters. Maybe Anthony, with his expertise is electrical engineering, rigged up an elaborate display of lights to ask her out and propose? […]

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OT: Don’t Enslave Your Daughters to the Kardashian Card

The Kardashian sisters might as well have taken one of their hands, manicured while avoiding any useful work that might benefit anyone, and slapped their future groupies/slaves—sorry, let me use my marketing language, “guests”—across the face. It’s not enough that these women have a mindless TV show. Now they’ve turned to using their popularity to do little more than separate the working masses from their assets.

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The Dinner Party

In about 24 hours, a lot of you will be gathering at the homes of family and friends for well-deserved long weekends, and an onslaught of richly prepared foods. If you are like my family, you’ll launch into a rollicking good time, loud enough for the neighbors to consider filing a noise complaint with the […]

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Stop the Presses!

This just in: Samantha and Colin got married on Saturday in a beautiful garden in the Bronx. You should have been there. It was so romantic, the joining of two media-savvy New Yorkers. I wasn’t there either, but can’t you imagine the hardy pansies, mums pruned trees and other flora decorating their ceremony? If they […]

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The Other M-Word

Traveling about the North Jersey/New York polyglot is not for the faint of heart, whether one is driving or using mass transit. I consider myself pretty thick-skinned about human foibles that unfold during rush hour, but something I heard on the train the other day impacted me like a slap in the face. A couple […]

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Vanessa and Jason

If you are a guy and you stumbled across this blog—and by that I mean you tripped, crashed into the pavement and rolled over a half-dozen times before skidding to a stop, mercifully—you might wonder what it is like to marry and live with a woman like Vanessa Williams. Just ask Jason Stevenson. He married […]

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A Coronation/Diefication Gone Wrong

People who faithfully watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta are probably still shaking their heads over the recent spectacle known as Phaedra Parks’ baby shower. The woman came under heavy criticism for an event that some say was far too extravagant and tacky. I disagree. When a woman is named Phaedra and is married to […]

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Duncan & Paulette: Disappointments

Ralph smooths things over with his parents, who are crestfallen that he upstaged the engagement festivities they planned for him and Paulette at their church. Everyone is back at their desks at Bainesbridge, after a trip to Chicago. Paulette tries to keep her friend Emma off her scent, but is turning out to be a […]

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Living in Peace

I don’t know anything about Nichiren Buddhist marriage ceremonies, but after reading about Ronni and Bill’s romance in The New York Times, you can bet that it was beautiful. Especially when you consider that she’s a dancer, with the soul of an artist, and he is passionate about education. Let’s hope they have a happy […]

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Crimson Hearts

It’s been a while since I’ve posted wedding announcements, which I can only chalk up to too much time spent updating old high school and neighborhood friends on Facebook. I might as well reestablish the practice by talking about Audrey and Trevor. I don’t know much about these people, except for what I’ve read in […]

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