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Tennis and more tennis

Tennis, tennis, and more tennis. At the 3/4 mark of Agassi's memoir, Open, I am getting a little tennised out. US Opens, Australian Opens, Wimbledon ...

27 Jan
Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova So Judy could have contributed any number of recipes from the fabulous selection she served up when she hosted LOL, but this dessert had the ladies going for seconds. What You Need: For the Chocolate Meringue Base 6 egg whites 1 ½ cups of superfine sugar 3 TBSP...

Is It Lost? Or Am I Loosing It?

         After recently downward dogging it in front of my yoga class with my shorts inside out, I ought to be embarrassed enough to avoid going back to the gym. But because I seek balance—in spirit and between the jeans I like to fit into...

Tennis Star-Crossed Lovers

So we know Andre Agassi married Stefi Graf in 2001 (and remains married to her, with a son and daughter) but did you know he always had a thing for her? Talk about foreshadowing! At about the mid-way point, after Agassi has finally won his first...

Bye, Bye Brain

After recently downward dogging it in front of my yoga class with my shorts inside out, I ought to be embarrassed enough to avoid going back to the gym. But because I seek balance—in spirit and between the jeans I like to fit into and...

Saving Andre

"One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. Is all this imagination, fantasy? I do not think so. And then one asks: My God! Is...

Esquire’s Interview with Agassi

Happy Free-for-all-Friday! The LOL only have about two weeks until our meeting to discuss Open and I'm only half way through the book, so I better not blog on forever. There's reading to be done. Meanwhile, here's a link to an interesting, brief interview from this...

Embarrassed? Blame your brain

I read the StyleWatch editions of People, but lately I’ve been questioning myself. Despite my best efforts, my daughter will not hesitate to flash the fashion-police badge assigned to all teenage girls and cry, “Unlawful outfit!” But just because the occasional get-up isn't great (except the...

Father Figure

So as I'm reading Open, tennis superstar, Andre Agassi's autobiography, something interesting occurs to me. While this  a tell-all and tell- it-candidly, non-fiction sports memoir and the LOL just completed, Annabel, the deeply moving, beautifully imagined fictional work of Kathleen Winter, one might think there...

Well, that was Embarrassing!

I have reached the age where it takes sooo much more than a little slop of wine down the front of my blouse or a piece of parsley between my front teeth to embarrass me, but I recently wore something out in public that should...