Monthly Archives: December 2010

Doctor’s Disorders

Among the cheery updates we received from friends and acquaintances during this holiday was an unexpected one from our primary care physician. It announced that he was affiliating with a nationwide group known as MDVIP. If you haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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Suite and Sour

As the holiday travel season begins, have you ever wondered if the people who rent out hotel rooms ever actually stay in their own properties? In the Hotel Griffon in San Francisco, the bathroom light switch is behind the door. … Continue reading

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Call Me Scrooge

One of the great things about getting older is the ability to craft your own traditions to suit your pleasures and preferences. I find I’ve moved inexorably from ho ho ho to no no no: No Shopping. As I mentioned … Continue reading

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2010 Gift-Giving Suggestions

In middle age, the gift-giving element of the holiday season seems to lose its charm. Goodness knows you don’t need more stuff, and the idea of shopping in an actual mall is enough to bring on a three-month bout of … Continue reading

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