Having worked in the addiction field I’m amazed, as most of us are, at the way insurance companies randomly deny treatment to those in need. One “reason” given for denying inpatient treatment is: The patient doesn’t have to leave the state to get treatment. (And yet, as most of us know, many states have subpar facilities…

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I confess, I love my birthday. This is not news to my family who I suspect writes the day on their calendars in BOLD 72 font lest they forget to call me or Facebook post at 12:01 am. But you may not be aware of just how serious I am. I begin the day earlier…

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Walked into LT Burger in the Hamptons right behind Ina Garten and Jeffrey! Have been dreaming of that moment the way others dream of meeting George Clooney. Sat catty corner to them for the entire meal agonizing over whether I had the nerve to go over and say hello and/or whether or not I would…

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I am cheating on salt and pepper.  With Cumin. We are having a torrid affair and I can no longer keep it secret. When I’m with Cumin I feel alive—we do everything together; eggs, chicken, veggies. I’ve found the complete and perfect package, my soulmate. How do I know? When I’m roasting vegetables or squash…

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Crazy weather in the northeast, 50’s and 60’s on the heels of record lows and here on a Sunday in February I find myself missing the cold. Am I the only one who actually likes a good blizzard? The more record-setting the better? For so many reasons but cooking foremost among them, a blizzard is…

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