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BY LENORE SKENAZY On Sunday, I went to my local Queens bakery at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and each time sat across from a friendly, open 18-year-old. These New York City students shared their hopes, dreams, and what they do in their free time. One researches drone strikes in Somalia. Another teaches […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY A squirrel chomped the leg of a senior citizen sitting on the porch of a retirement home in Deltona, FL, last week. A television station there, WESH, reports that the victim ran inside, furry felon still attached, whereupon it bit two or three more seniors. This is terrible. (Especially for a squirrel […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY We don’t kill off our retirees just because they’re not working anymore, so don’t worry about our future robot overlords killing off us humans when we’re no longer working, either — which we won’t be, since robots will be doing everything faster and better than us, just as machines have been taking […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY “In 20 years they can tell it to their therapist” is a line parents hear — and say — a lot. Especially in New York. Most of us — somewhat jokingly, somewhat earnestly — believe that our kids are keeping track of all the little things we’ve said and done wrong, and […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY In a St. Francis College classroom in downtown Brooklyn last week, a dad introduced his son, now 30-something, and said, “I’m very proud of him.” The dad, law professor Larry Dubin, told the small audience about his son Nick growing up, playing tennis, graduating college, and eventually writing several books. What dad wouldn’t […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Let’s face it: Clowns are creepy. In a way, this current craziness has finally brought that fact out into the open, the way the word “frenemy” finally gave us a way to talk about something we all recognized but hadn’t acknowledged. (As did “bad hair day” before that.) Clowns exist in something […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Donald Trump’s 3 am “Tweets that woke the world” wasn’t the first time a sleep-deprived celebrity shot his month of when he should have been counting sheep. Here’s a rundown of other tweeters in history who said too much: Tutankhamun @PyramidScheme · 1:20 am Crooked Cleopatra is an eating machine. Check out […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Religiously observant Muslims and Jews convened in lower Manhattan last week to discuss an item of vital interest to both: Head scarves. And long skirts. And high collars. And how much arm one can expose. And whatever tension may exist between the faiths on a political level vanished at a symposium on […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY Congratulations! Your friend — or niece, or roommate — is getting married, and you’re invited! To Hawaii… And you live in the Bronx… And so does she… Or the invitation arrives, “Saddle up to Sarah & Wesley’s wedding at Dave’s Dude Ranch in South Dakota.” And the closest Sally and Wesley have […]

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BY LENORE SKENAZY A recent New York Times’ description of LaGuardia Airport bore a certain resemblance to the End Times. As Patrick McGeehan reported on one particularly terrible, very bad, no good day last month: “Harried travelers abandoned cars and navigated the clogged Grand Central Parkway — the main highway serving La Guardia — on […]

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