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The Day We Burned a Piano

Nick  and I stood in the empty living room quietly staring at the piano.  We had sold the farm after my parents died and now were clearing it out for the new owners.  Some of the contents stayed with the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Stephen Hawking

There is one thing humans have relied on, well beyond the standard cliché of death and taxes.  It is the universal standard of a second as an enduring constant across cultures and time.  Some extremist with a jittery trigger finger … Continue reading

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Lists: MFOs

  With my mother at the helm, my family’s household was frequently the venue for large gatherings at Christmas and Thanksgiving.  These events were always casual and pot-luck, but even so she nurtured a variety of strategies to make sure … Continue reading

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Marketing Unplugged: No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy

As one of the few women who listens to sports radio, I am privileged to get the inside look at male-oriented ads – frantic last minute flowers or pajama-grams on Valentine’s or Mother’s Day, the heartbreak of low-T (i.e. testosterone) … Continue reading

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Podcast: People Sitting in Front of Me: The Bald Man

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/The-Bald-Man.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat can you deduce from the backs of people’s head sitting in front of you.  What about this bald man? Share: Follow Liza Blue on:

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Open Letter to the Producers of “The Voice”

Dear Producers of The Voice: Congratulations on The Voice, an inspiring show that captures the basic American values of “from out of nowhere” success — I cheered the young farm boy whose previous experience was singing to his cows while baling hay, cheered that … Continue reading

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Podcast: Dear Lady at the Crematorium

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Dear-Lady-at-the-Crematorium.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis mock letter describes my experience at the local crematorium.   Share: Follow Liza Blue on:

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Symbolic Gestures

In college, I was convinced that symbolism would be my downfall. I’d never graduate. It all started in high school when I was a new sophomore in an all-girls boarding school. Mr. Shohet, my English teacher, seemed like an aggressive, … Continue reading

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Good Humor Man

In 1969, when my father was at the peak of his career as a printing salesman, he decided to put an in-ground swimming pool in our back yard.  It seemed like an odd decision since neither of my parents were … Continue reading

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Podcast: Baseball, Earlobes and Running Backward

http://www.fanagrams.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Baseball-Earlobes-and-Running-Backward.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRuminations during a slow-paced baseball game, including people watching and categorizing different styles of earlobes, and considering the implications if the bases were run in the opposite direction for … Continue reading

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