Category Archives: television

Star Gazing

  It was my choice to become a kindergarten dropout (long story) but dropping out didn’t seem to affect my ability to absorb knowledge. In first grade I learned to write cursive and with my dad’s help, I penned my … Continue reading

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Ravioli My Way

If all the people I’ve entertained over the years got together and discussed what they ate at the Giacoletto table, ninety per cent would probably say ravioli. “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” I tell myself, which doesn’t say … Continue reading

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House Hunting in Italy

House Hunters International, yes! It ranks among my favorite cable TV shows, one that I have set to record the entire series. Who hasn’t watched at least one episode of House Hunters, whether that episode be U.S. based or any … Continue reading

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Dressing for Success, My Way

In my life before that of a writer I often interacted with the sales staff of upscale hotels. One of the sales managers left her position to sell high-end products from home via the Internet and telephone. “My plan is … Continue reading

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Creatures of Habit

There’s a certain morning routine I follow as soon as my feet hit the kitchen/family room floor. Turn on the TV and laptop, put on the coffee, take prescription meds, followed by those over-the-counter, followed by vitamins B-12 and D, plus fish … Continue reading

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Remembering Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan, the foremost authority on traditional Italian cuisine, recently passed away on September 29, 2013, in Longboat Key, Florida. When she came to St. Louis in February, 1997, for the Art Museum’s “Italian Celebration,” I’d never heard of her. … Continue reading

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