Category Archives: Childhood

Back to NY, Day One — Nanny & Pop-Pop’s House

My third trip back to New York was for my best friend’s wedding. Shannon and I met in sixth grade, became friends in seventh grade, and BFFs in eighth. So it’s been nearly 30 years. We went through junior and … Continue reading

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Melrose Place, The Recaps! S1, Ep3: Lost and Found

Billy walks into a jazz club with slicked-back hair and dances with a Marilyn-Monroe-esque chick but her dress is red not white. They speak in I think French accents and then we switch to see that this is actually Billy’s … Continue reading

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Melrose Place, The Recaps! S1, Ep2: Friends and Lovers

  Okay, they fixed the credits. Grant Show is naked in front of the refrigerator; everyone has a new set of round-lensed sunglasses and a bodysuit under jeans. Andrew Shue looks less coked out in his action headshot. Essentially, this … Continue reading

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Melrose Place: The Recaps! S1, Ep1: Pilot

Unlike “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Melrose Place,” its Spelling Spinoff, was never an obsessive rewatch for me. Now, don’t get me wrong. I watched pretty much every episode up until around the time that Kristin Davis showed up. No offense to … Continue reading

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On Days Like This

On days like this, time seems to fall away. The sun is at this one place in the sky, and everything looks golden, as if it were an episode of “Wonder Years.” It’s almost Fall and I see my hair … Continue reading

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Trowsers Rolled

Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels … Continue reading

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Hewlett’s Landing

Inside, there is yellow squash. There are Freihofer’s cookies, better than Entenmann’s and always on top of the refrigerator. Even when Nanny and Pop-Pop weren’t there, they were there. Nanny tried so hard to act as the homemaker, even though … Continue reading

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