Author Archives: Naomi

Planning a trip to London? Some advice about hotels

Circa 1867. The squire had taken for them a gloomy lodging in Sackville Street. Lodgings in London are always gloomy. Gloomy colours wear better than bright ones for curtains and carpets, and the keepers of lodgings in London seem to … Continue reading

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A nostalgic lunch, cholesterol and a soap opera

I don’t venture over to the Upper East Side often but today, requiring my flu shot delivered by my internist’s nurse, I did. Afterward, I choose to walk down Second Avenue rather than Third, in the spirit of culinary adventure. … Continue reading

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What is it to be wretchedly poor

There are times when literature expands beyond telling a compelling fictional story and becomes eternal truth. Because I’ve been reading Anthony Trollope for the past several years as a way of escaping our current turmoil and soothing myself into sleep, … Continue reading

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