Dear Blix: I thought that while I was in lockdown, I would keep a journal, organize my closets, try out a recipe for baked Alaska, as well as learn to speak a foreign language. Seriously! Stay home, stop commuting to work? I was all in! Well, we are now coming up on a whole year…

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Do you remember Blix, the irascible 85-year-old matchmaker from Matchmaking for Beginners who went around saying things like “Whatever happens, love that”? She led an interesting, colorful life, and readers still to this day, four years later, write to me and ask me to bring her back. Honestly. They send me soundtracks of what Blix…

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I am so thrilled that in less than one week, A HAPPY CATASTROPHE will be out there on the shelves, in the cybersphere, on the algorithm, in the Kindles–wherever we’re all looking for books these days. It’s a funny thing, having a book come out in a pandemic. It’s…quiet. No book launch at the library…

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There is no excuse for me lately. I have been writing and writing, and that means that a lot of other things have fallen away: cooking, coherent conversations, laundry, just to name a few of the really obvious ones. Eating and showering are going to be the next things to go; I can just feel…

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