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Yesterday, my husband and I went to a 3:00 movie at the sweet little theater up the street from our house.  It was a Hitchcock festival, and they were showing “Rear Window,” far and away my favorite of his movies.  […]

Rue McClanahan has died at age 76 after suffering a massive stroke, according to news reports, and the entertainment world mourns yet another loss.  McClanahan had a long and full career – remember that she worked with Bea Arthur on […]

Talk about a plot twist!  A verse from the 13th century Persian poet Rumi turned out to have a kind of major role in last night’s series finale for the Fox series ’24,’ a series more known for nuclear threats […]

Today, Robert Zimmerman turns 69 years old.  (You know Robert Zimmerman is folk legend Bob Dylan’s real name, right?  Ok, good.)  Anyway, today is Bob Dylan’s birthday, and a good time to reflect on a man who could be called […]

In honor of the 10 million Americans – mostly women – who suffer from the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia, I want to share some of these beautiful “breath prayers.”  Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, a perfect time to send […]

The great Lena Horne died yesterday at age 92, God bless her jazzy, sultry voice and perfectly pearly teeth.  In memory of her, please enjoy this moving, beautiful rendition of “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” sung on Sesame Street to […]

The past few days have been exciting around here–I live in one of the 30 communities in and around Boston that were under a “boil water order” since a water main break late last week forced the city to divert […]

I just got back from a quick grocery run, and because April 30 (tomorrow!) is Oprah Winfrey’s National No-Phone Day, I took a curious look at the drivers around me.  At a red light, I looked to my right.  A […]

The ’80s rock star Bret Michaels (frontman of the hair metal group “Poison”) has had major media exposure these past few years.  Some of it is not very “Fresh Living-y,” like his VH1 show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels,” […]

This week, April 19-22, more than 7,500 people from 100 countries are gathering in Cochabamba, Bolivia for the People’s World Conference on Climate Change.  Bolivian president Evo Morales has called for the gathering, and people there are discussing everything from […]