Author Archives: Naomi

A stunning historical coincidence today, in an unlikely place

Rarely do my teeth require work beyond cleaning. But a funny little hole appeared in tooth 18 (they do have numbers, I’ve learned, by which they announce themselves). After two dentistical people poked around in it a few months ago, … Continue reading

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Who is an intellectual? You may be surprised at my answer

Who is an intellectual? You are. Yes, you are and I’m going to prove it. Maybe you’ll be furious at me but I do not fear your fury! So choke down for a few minutes the bile rising in your … Continue reading

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A short shaggy song tale

Thursday night I went to hear the New York Philharmonic. The orchestra’s place of business, now called David Geffen Hall (want your name on a building? One hundred million dollars will do the trick), was ripped up and renovated during … Continue reading

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