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    Humor Columnist Kathryn Spira and Her Observations




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    David E. Kelley and His Influence -02/29/10

    Friendship Roots Inside the Actors Studio -02/21/10

    Watching “Inside the Actors Studio” -02/14/10

    Another Award Show and Jason Mraz -02/07/10

    Golden Globes and S.A.G. Awards -01/31/10

    Entertaining Hope for Haiti -01/24/10

    A Sad Day for Sarandon and Robbins -01/17/10

    A Winter Sweater and Remembering Michael Keaton -01/10/10

    Independent Films Seeing the Light of Day -01/03/10

    Christmas Day Movie Premiers -12/27/09

    A Classic Movie and a Christmas Movie - 12/20/09

    A Conversation with ArtReach Founder Kathryn Schultz Miller - Part III: - 12/13/09

    A Conversation with ArtReach Founder Kathryn Schultz Miller - Part II: - 12/06/09

    A Conversation with ArtReach Founder Kathryn Schultz Miller - Part I: - 11/29/09

    A Conversation with My Friend Jen - 11/22/09

    Traveling with the American Repertory Theater - 11/15/09

    Oscar Parties in My Past - 11/08/09

    Halloween Memories of Dark Shadows - 11/01/09

    Before I Had Health Insurance - 10/25/09

    A Career in Auditioning - 10/18/09

    A Photo Shoot at the Lake - 10/11/09

    Yom Kippur Memories with Mom - 10/04/09

    Pilot Season 2009 - 09/27/09

    Working as an Extra - 09/20/09

    Going to a Birthday Party with Julia - 09/13/09

    Backstage with Danny Aiello - 09/06/09

    Head Shots and Contact Sheets - 08/30/09

    Training Drew Barrymore at Columbus - 08/23/09

    Forbidden Foods at Formerly Joe’s - 08/16/09

    How I Won a Bout with Tyson - 08/09/09

    Dennis Hopper and the Grasshopper Martini - 08/02/09

    Schindler’s List and My Family’s Past - 07/26/09

    Last Chance Harvey and Ruskin’s Improv Theater - 07/19/09

    My Early Days in New York City - 07/12/09

    The Hectic Then and the Peaceful Now - 07/05/09

    Lifetime Movie Network Brings Back Memories - 06/28/09

    Love Now and Then - 06/21/09

    Kevin Spacey and Raising the Bar - 06/14/09

    Edie Falco and Nurse Jackie - 06/07/09

    My Reality and American Idol - 05/31/09

    Girl’s Glee Club/Men’s Chorus - 05/24/09

    My Dad and the Bucket List - 05/17/09

    Free Entertainment Available to Us All - 05/10/09

    Enjoying the Netflix Experience - 05/03/09

    Sean Penn in the Title Roll of ‘Milk’ - 04/26/09

    Rest Rooms at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 04/19/09

    Seeing Some Second Run Films Really Worth Watching - 04/12/09

    Finally Viewing the Old Classic Movies - 04/05/09

    Finally Recognizable - 03/29/09

    My Dramatic Roots - 03/22/09

    My TV Pet Connection - 03/15/09

    Rob Lowe Then and Now - 03/08/09

    Viewing the 2009 Oscars - 03/01/09

    Fiddler on the Roof of My Life - 02/22/09

    The Island Beat - 02/15/09

    The Early Eddie Murphy - 02/08/09

    Introducing Eddie Murphy into My World - 02/01/09

    Watching Obama's Inauguration - 01/25/09

    Danny Peck Then and Now - 01/18/09

    Michael Feinstein and the American Songbook - 01/11/09

    Marley and Me at the Movies - 01/04/09

    Raj, Redford and All the Presidents Men - 12/28/08

    The Starter Wife on USA - 12/21/08

    Reliving the 70s on the History Channel - 12/14/08

    Reading “The Audacity of Hope” - 12/07/08

    I Choose Heart Over Grit - 11/30/08

    I’m Unexpectedly Connected to Obama - 11/23/08

    Family Travel Abroad - 11/16/08

    The Election Entertainment Connection - 11/09/08

    Make your voices heard this Tuesday - 11/02/08

    Obama and McCain at the Al Smith Dinner - 10/26/08

    Many Ties to Paul Newman - 10/19/08

    A Visit from Mom and Remembering Paul Newman - 10/12/08

    My TV Viewing is Changing - 10/05/08

    A Second DVR and High Definition - 09/28/08

    Everything's Changing - Part 2 - 09/21/08

    Everything's Changing - Part 1 - 09/14/08

    Looking Back at Sherman’s Amusement Park - 09/07/08

    September is Upon Us - 08/31/08

    Remembering La Bicoque - 08/24/08

    Two Degrees of Separation - 08/17/08

    American Idol 2008 - 08/10/08

    My Last Note From One of My Biggest Fans - 07/27/08

    The Tools of My Trade in Fulton County - 07/20/08

    Starting with the Best Ingredients - 07/13/08

    "Big Trouble" with Tom Sizemore - 06/29/08

    To Your Health - 06/22/08

    Siblings in the Entertainment Industry - 06/08/08

    Why I Volunteered for Gay Bar Duty - 06/01/08

    I Trained at Indiana University - 05/25/08

    Acting from Experience - 05/18/08

    Progressive Artists Agency and a Photo Shoot - 05/11/08

    Watching "Amnesia" Brings Back Great Memories - 05/04/08

    Overboard with Russell and Hawn - 04/20/08

    Kraft Services at the Movie Set - 04/13/08

    Quarterlife versus Unhitched - 04/06/08

    Notes from the Underbelly - 03/30/08

    A Wedding for Bella - 03/23/08

    Music to My Ears - 03/16/08

    Viewing a Different Romantic Comedy - 03/09/08

    After My Computer Crash - 03/02/08

    "Lipstick Jungle on NBC" - 02/24/08

    Debbie Blows in From the Windy City - 02/10/08

    Calendars of 2008 - 01/27/08

    Herman’s Turning 60 - 01/20/08

    A Brothers and Sisters Wedding - 01/13/08

    Viewing Dave, the Movie, with Kevin Kline - 01/06/08

    Writers Guild on Strike East and West - 12/11/07

    Looking Ahead and to the Past - 12/02/07

    Using DragonDictate - 11/25/07

    Big Conflict on Grey’s Anatomy - 11/18/07

    Music in the Operating Room - 11/11/07

    Big Shots on ABC - 11/04/07

    House Returns on Fox - 10/28/07

    Boston Legal Does It Again - 10/21/07

    Fall Premier Week is Upon Us - 10/14/07

    Angels in Disguise Helping Me Again - 10/07/07

    Fall Favorites - 09/30/07

    The Atomic Clock - 09/23/07

    My Past is Catching Up with Me Again - 09/16/07

    Lesser Known Stars in My Past - 09/09/07

    Heading into Autumn - 09/02/07

    The TV Lineup for Fall 2007 - 08/26/07

    Kelly’s Typing and Computer Software - 08/12/07

    Playing a Waitress in the Doors Movie - 08/05/07

    Fireworks from Coast to Coast - 07/29/07

    Watching Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - 07/22/07

    Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone - 07/15/07

    Hummingbirds and Gold Finches - 07/08/07

    Sitting Outside at the Lake - 07/01/07

    Happy Birthdays and Great Radio - 06/24/07

    Shopping with the Stars - 06/17/07

    Beaches East and West - 06/10/07

    My Time with Tony - 06/03/07

    Discovering Cadbury Eggs - 05/27/07

    Listening to MSN Radio - 05/20/07

    Thinking about Mom’s on Mother’s Day - 05/13/07

    Viewing Casablanca for the First Time - 05/06/07

    Cats Wherever I Lived - 04/29/07

    The Neighborhoods of L. A. - 04/22/07

    Viewing Mid-Season Replacements - 04/15/07

    Theme from The Patty Duke Show - 04/08/07

    Michael McDonald Live in Concert - 04/01/07

    American Idol on Fox Network - 03/25/07

    Angels in Disguise Helping Me - 03/18/07

    Getting an NYPD Sweatshirt - 03/11/07

    Flashback: Music From The Eighties - 03/04/07

    Reconnecting with My New York City Roots - 02/25/07

    Itzhak Perlman Performs at Saratoga Performing Arts Center - 02/18/07

    Banana Republic, Michael Keaton and the Stars - 02/11/07

    James Herriot Still Makes the Grade - 02/04/07

    A reluctant convert to James Bond - 01/28/07

    East Side West Side and All About the Town - 01/21/07

    Sean Young in Girl’s Glee Club - 01/14/07

    ER Still Has Staying Power - 01/07/07

    The Shirt Off Your Back - 12/31/06

    Different Christmas Traditions - 12/24/06

    The Festival of Lights - 12/17/06

    Marty’s Chili Nights in Indian Lake - 12/10/06

    Hugh Laurie in House - 12/03/06

    A New Drama on Monday Nights - 11/26/06

    Katz on dogs in Saratoga - 11/19/06

    My newest Peter Max sketch - 11/12/06

    Being reviewed by L.A. Style Magazine - 11/05/06

    Brothers and Sisters on ABC - 10/29/06

    Wit with Emma Thompson - 10/22/06

    Some more favorite movies - 10/15/06

    A Good Dog by Jon Katz - 10/08/06

    Uncle Danny Aiello - 10/01/06

    Julie in my closet - 09/24/06

    Charles Gibson moves from morning to evening - 09/17/06

    I’m a game show fanatic - 09/10/06

    You never know who you’ll meet in Caroga Lake - 09/03/06

    Some favorite old-time movies - 08/27/06

    I let Herman go shopping for himself - 08/20/06

    Tony Shalhoub stars as Monk on USA - 08/20/06

    Remembering commercial jingles - 08/13/06

    Rainy day memories - 08/06/06

    Getting on a soap - 07/30/06

    Chicklis owes me money - 07/16/06

    My First Agent in Hollywood - 07/09/06

    Pepper Dennis on WB - 07/02/06

    Must Love Dogs - 06/25/06

    Horton Foote Jr. at Chumley’s - 06/18/06

    Looking at my sketch by Peter Max* - 06/11/06

    Deal or No Deal on NBC - 06/04/06

    Discovering a new author - 05/28/06

    The acting life (with correction from one of the players*) - 05/21/06

    Car problems from L.A. to Caroga Lake - 05/14/06

    Marley and John Grogan and Me - 05/7/06

    Spring, Not Just Flu in the Air - 04/30/06

    Confessions of a Barry Manilow Fan - 04/23/06

    Outside Dining In March - 04/16/06

    It’s So Nice to Have Pets Around the House - 04/09/06

    From the Winter Olympics to Spring at the Lake - 04/02/06

    ALDI's in Johnstown Taking a Break - 03/19/06

    A True Dog's Life for Moxie - 03/12/06

    Award Shows I Have Known - 03/05/06

    The Shortest Month of the Year - 02/26/06

    My First Full Day in the Sun for 2006 - 02/19/06

    The Camp Has Sold! - 02/12/06

    Winter Causes Shopping Binges - 02/05/06

    Holiday traditions at our house - 01/29/06

    Winter at the lake - 01/22/06

    My First Time at the Ballet - 01/15/06

    Stories from Cleveland - 01/08/06

    Happy New Year From Cleveland, Ohio - 01/01/06

    Merry Christmas Everyone! - 12/25/05

    The Man in the Calico Dress - 12/18/05

    Sam is up to his usual antics - 12/11/05

    A Lift to my Spirits - 12/04/05

    Here I Go Shopping Again - 11/27/05

    Leaving Long Pants Until Last - 11/20/05

    High Holidays in Warm October - 11/13/05

    Moxie’s Newest Boyfriend Winston - 11/06/05

    A Sad Day for Boating - 10/30/05

    And Now Terry Has An Injury - 10/23/05

    Herman’s Leg Totally on the Mend - 10/16/05

    Chasing Cats Through the Windows - 10/09/05

    Introducing Herman’s Cousin Jennifer - 10/02/05

    New Digs For My House Plants - 9/25/05

    Up To My Neck In Water - 9/18/05

    Remembering 911 and Peter Jennings - 9/11/05

    Introducing Herman Junior - 8/28/05

    Herman Under the Weather - 8/21/05

    Produce from the Pail Garden - 8/14/05

    Bathing Suit Buying is at a Minimum - 8/07/05

    Terry The Great Apron Finder - 7/31/05

    When the Back Doorbell Rings - 7/24/05

    Chased Indoors By Raindrops - 7/17/05

    So Glad to Have Air Conditioning - 7/10/05

    Memories of the 4th of July - 7/03/05

    Just A Little Pail Garden - 6/26/05

    Blinded By The Light - 6/19/05

    A Sunny Day Angel - 6/12/05

    Enjoying the Summer Sun With SPF - 6/05/05

    Turtle Necks and Sweaters Up, Boxer Shorts and Tank Tops Down - 5/29/05

    Mom Came for a Visit - 5/22/05

    Happy Birthday One and All - 5/15/05

    Head Shots and Casting Calls - 5/08/05

    Moxie’s First Hair and Manicure Appointment - 5/01/05

    Updating My Head Shot - 4/24/05

    A Taste for Reading - 4/17/05

    From a New Table to a New House - 4/10/05

    The Rebirth of the Gas Fireplace - 4/03/05

    Check with Jim for the Town Schedule - 3/27/05

    Head Cats and Cold Stoves - 3/20/05

    Sunning at the Bowlathon - 3/13/05

    There’s Finally Light at the End of the Tunnel - 3/06/05

    At Peace in the Winter Wonderland - 2/27/05

    Herman’s Fifty-seventh Birthday a Month Ago - 2/20/05

    A New Event Every Day - 2/13/05

    A Calendar For Every Room - 2/06/05

    The WAHA Sweatshirt Mystery is Solved! - 1/30/05

    A Cold Snap for Christmas - 1/23/05

    If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It - 1/16/05

    A Wake Up Call From Corky and Lenny’s - 1/09/05

    A Double Duty Boxing Day - 12/26/04

    Surfing On Line and Shopping Locally - 12/12/04

    When to Know Shopping is Done - 12/05/04

    Living in a Small Town Has Great Benefits - 11/28/04

    A Taste for Books and Movies - 11/14/04

    A Goldfinch Convention in Our Backyard - 11/07/04

    On People, FAXES and Computer Scams
    - 10/24/04

    Long Island, The Hamptons and Home Again - 10/17/04

    Beach Clean-up Crew to the Rescue - 10/10/04

    Michael Feinstein and Jim Brickman at the Palace Theater - 10/03/04

    Herman Can Bake A Berry Pie - 09/26/04

    How I Learned About Mulligans - 09/19/04

    If You Lose Anything, Check My Van - 09/14/04

    This One is for Bill - 09/05/04

    The Down Sides of Dog Ownership - 08/29/04

    Eating the Fruit of a Novice Gardener - 08/22/04

    Body Work Blues On An Accessible Van -08/15/04

    Dead Set Against A Dishwasher - 08/08/04

    Dalmatian Has A Bad Dog Day - 08/01/04

    The Polyurethaning in Caroga Lake - 07/25/04

    Moxie Has A Boyfriend - 07/18/04

    Of Motorcycles, MDA and Trailering - 07/11/04

    A Beach Side View of Fireworks for the 4th of July - 07/04/04

    Black Humor at The Egg - 06/27/04

    The South Beach Diet in Caroga Lake - 06/20/04

    Launching Herman’s Sailboat - 06/13/04

    Weather Or Not…It’s Written on the Garage Door - 05/23/04

    Birthday Thoughts and Reminiscences - 05/16/04

    Passover is a Time of Celebration - 05/09/04

    Moxie got a new dog bed - 05/02/04

    David Wilcox at the Egg - 04/25/04

    The Drooling Dalmatian - 04/18/04

    Forty-four and Proud of it! - 04/11/04

    The Academy Awards and My Favorite Picks - 04/04/04

    We Almost Bought a Saab - 03/28/04

    The Amaryllis Rises Again - 03/21/04

    Family Traditions at the Loewenthal’s - 03/14/04

    Al the Wood Man Cometh - 03/07/04

    From Russia to Chicago With Music - 02/29/04

    Mr. Fix It Strikes Again - 02/22/04

    Loving Life in a Sunbeam - 02/15/04

    Scratching an Itch - 02/08/04

    Looking at Christmas from a Distance - 02/01/04

    From Southern California to Fulton County - 01/25/04

    Home for the Holidays - 01/18/04

    A Good Place to Spend a Cold Evening - 01/11/04

    Happy New Year to You! - 01/04/04

    Herman Bakes a Pie - 12/28/03

    Another Year Older and Deeper In Debt - 12/21/03

    On Fixing Furnaces and Strange Sayings - 12/14/03

    I’m on a Mystery Kick - 12/07/03

    Fashion Do’s by Kathryn - 11/30/03

    How To Medicate A Cat - 11/16/03

    Herman Gets a Harley - 11/09/03

    Big Cats and Little Dogs - 11/02/03

    Take Advantage of Your Opportunities - 10/26/03

    Past Peak in the Adirondack Park - 10/19/03

    One Pants Size Too Small - 10/12/03

    Our Cats and Dog Family - 10/05/03

    "Octobuary" in the Adirondacks - 09/28/03

    Arranging My Closet and My Schedule - 09/21/03

    More Antics of Sally Spira - 09/14/03

    We’re in my Favorite Month, Finally! - 09/07/03

    Farewell to August - 08/31/03

    Rainy Days and Mondays - 08/24/03

    The Case Against Claws - 08/17/03

    Norah Jones in Schenectady - 08/10/03

    Fireworks in Caroga Lake - 08/03/03

    I'm Having Printer Problems - 07/27/03

    On Glasses and Swimsuits - 07/20/03

    A Visit From Tony Ermie - 07/13/03

    What to do When the Ideas Don’t Come - 07/06/03

    Okay, I Need To Vent. - 06/29/03

    Dis-masted in May - 06/22/03

    Re-potting Plants At Home - 06/15/03

    The Bliss’s Came to Visit - 06/08/03

    Health Food Logic - 06/02/03

    It’s Clotheslines for Me - 05/25/03

    The Weatherman was Wrong Today! - 05/18/03

    Winter and Summer Mixed Up - 05/11/03

    Remember to Celebrate Every Day - 05/04/03

    Stir Crazy in Caroga Lake - 04/27/03

    Birthday Wishes and Opinions - 04/13/03

    Spell My Name Right, Please! - 04/06/03

    On the Road Again? Never! - 03/30/03

    Where My Mind is When the Sun is Out - 03/23/03

    My Computer Caught A Bug - 03/02/03

    I Admit I’m a "Snackaholic" - 02/16/03

    Our Winter Escapade - 02/09/03

    Happy February To All! - 02/02/03

    The Antics of Sally Spira - 01/26/03

    New Appliances, Finally! - 01/12/03

    The Art of Recycling Gifts - 01/05/03

    Happy almost New Year - 12/29/02

    Christmas is just around the corner - 12/22/02

    It’s "Decksercise" For Me - 12/15/02

    The Fine Art of Cow Collecting -12/08/02

    Hats Off to Carl the King of Queen Bees - 12/02/02

    Wood At A Dollar A Piece? - 11/24/02

    It’s Turtlenecks and Long Pants For Me - 11/17/02

    Food, Folks and Fun? - 11/10/02

    Don’t Mess With Terry - 11/03/02

    People Get Dressed in Different Ways - 10/27/02

    Wind And All - 10/20/02

    Just Another Writing Magazine? - 10/13/02

    Halloween Memories - 10/06/02

    Where Did the Remote Go? - 09/29/02

    It’s Some Kind Of Bug Going Around - 09/22/02

    When The Writing Get’s Tough, The Writer Goes Shopping - 09/15/02

    David Wilcox at
    Café Lena - 09/08/02

    And Now Linda Came To Visit - 09/01/02

    Mom Came to Visit - 08/25/02

    I’m Trying My Best to Get To The Beach - 08/18/02

    Sun, Sailing, Wind and Weather - 08/11/02

    Why Gravel Is Our Front Lawn - 08/04/02

    Sally Spira, A Welcome Addition - 07/28/02

    Desperate Times Require Desperate Measures - 07/21/02

    I’d Rather Be Writing Than Building Any Day - 07/14/02

    Travelling With Sunblock - 07/07/02

    Sometimes A Great Notion - 06/23/02

    The Windy Side of the Lake - 06/23/02

    Throwing In the Beach Towel - 06/16/02

    The Loewenthal Egg Cups - 6/9/02

    Bird Singing Blues - 06/04/02

    Keep the Books Off the Beach! - 05/26/02

    "Where Does the Ice Go?" - 05/19/02

    "Happy Mother's Day, the Good Weather's All Starting Now!" - 5/12/02

    "Bushtail Is Our Cousin?" - 05/05/02

    "A Study In Light" - 4/28/02

    "Done With Winter" - 04/21/02

    "Five Days to 42" - 04/07/02

    "Confused About The "Luge"" - 03/31/02

    "Shopping for Sunny Days" - 03/24/02

    "Happy St. Patrick's Day" - 03/17/02

    "Welcome to the World, Katey" - 03/10/02

    "March, Finally! " - 03/02/02

    "Getting Closer Every Day" - 02/24/02

    "February And No Florida?!" - 02/17/02

    "Looking For The Light" - 02/10/02

    "How Could They NOT Pick Sam" - 02/03/02

    "Home At Last" - 01/27/02

    "Happy Birthday Herman!" - 01/20/02

    "What Year IS This Anyway" - 01/13/02

    "Happy New 02 To You!" - 01/06/02

    "See Ya’, Laundromat" - 12/30/01

    "Keeping An "Eye" on Sam." - 12/23/01

    "Sometimes the best laid plans..." - 12/16/01

    "Jonathan's First Steps" - 12/09/01

    "December Blues " - 12/02/01

    "New Eating Habits for Kathryn" - 11/25/01

    "Continuing Education Continues" - 11/18/01

    "I'm Odd About Numbers" - 11/11/01

    "November Is My Unofficial Start of Winter" - 11/04/01

    " 'Weather' or Not" - 10/28/01

    "No Construction In My Future" - 10/21/01

    "When the world is falling apart,
    I go to the beach
    " - 10/14/01

    "Air Conditioning in October (!)"- 10/07/01

    "Beach Auditions "- 09/30/01

    "I Better Look Out Where I’m Going"- 09/23/01

    "The End of Bathing Suit Shopping"- 09/16/01

    "Finally, Decorating! "- 09/09/01