Many, many antique socks. They look so . . . antique.

Gone Knittin’


Dear Ann and Everybody, Here’s wishing everyone in the United States, and everywhere there is a bank holiday or Monday off for any reason, a happy holiday. I know Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for soldiers and sailors, but in my family it has also been a day to take coffee cans full of peonies to the cemetery and decorate the graves of family members, many of whom are only known to us as names.  Our grandfather carved most of their...

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Deep Dive: Delicious


Dear Ann, For today’s Deep Dive,  I feel like we ought to take a little moment to celebrate your special ability to find an incredible YouTube video. I could watch this a thousand times. And now I’m hungry, and I want to listen to...

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David Bowie


Dear Ann: I traveled home today thinking about David Bowie, feeling so sad that he’s gone. I did not get to London in 2013 for the David Bowie is exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum, but I winced every time I saw someone with the tote bag. I vividly recall Belinda telling me about seeing the yellow suit that he had worn in Rolling Stone magazine. It was so slim, she said A year or two earlier, at the V & A’s British...

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World Semi-Premiere: Merle Hazard Heads to the Beach (and Off the Fiscal Cliff)

World Semi-Premiere: Merle Hazard Heads to the Beach (and Off the Fiscal Cliff) - 1

Dear Kay, Everybody’s favorite financial crooner Merle Hazard is popping up on PBS again, this time with “Fiscal Cliff,” in which he imagines what would happen if our congressional leaders played the ultimate game of chicken: Please take a moment to Like and Share, if you’re feeling Likeish. I’ve been humming this all day. It totally erased “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” from my head....

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