The Possibilities


I’ve always liked email.  A lot. 

It’s unobtrusive.  You can reply when you have time.  It’s informal.  I know many dislike email for all the same reasons I love it.  Especially the lack of formality occurring in this type of communication, but overall…it works for me on many different levels.

I could never finish my daily routine if I had to call all the people I email on a regular basis.  It’s just way too much talking, at least for me.

But the real reason I enjoy this type of communication is unequivocally due to the possibilities existing by just having an email address. 

Yes, there is all the junk-mail and constant solicitations of things you don’t care about.  But there is the good too.

Now I must go on a tangent a bit to preface where I’m going with this. 

You see, I have never been an A-list celebrity chaser.  In other words, I wouldn’t run across the street and knock someone over to get an autograph or a picture or a smile.  However, there was the impromptu lunch with Frank Sinatra.  Who knows what blubber exited my mouth that afternoon.  I mean cut me some slack, it was Frank.  I was mezzz-merized.  Enough said.

Anyways, I have always been the person who respected the behind-the-scenes of celebrity-ness.  When I hear a great speech,  I would rather meet the speech writer.  When I see a great movie I am more interested in knowing who put it all together. 

Needless to say, I am more impressed with someone who can turn a blank slate of paper into a compelling book, movie or theatrical masterpiece.  Now, with that said, could I do what some of these celebrities do on film, oh good grief no, never, I just tend to gravitate to the brains behind it all.  It fascinates me, especially the ins and outs of what inspired them in the first place.

So in trying to tie this all together, let me say I was pleasantly surprised as I opened my email the other night to find a note from one of the most respected and talented writers and producers in the entertainment business.  I think I blinked a couple of times before I focused on her name; Amy Ephron.

Of course, this couldn’t be the Amy Ephron who wrote a book I loved, A Cup of Tea, as well as many others.  This couldn’t be the Amy Ephron from the family dynasty of screenwriters, novelists and producers.  The sister of Nora Ephron who just happened to write the screenplay for my favorite movie of all time, When Harry Met Sally and not to mention Sleepless in Seattle and yeah, Silkwood.  Oy vey.  Then there’s her other two sister’s Delia and Hallie who, oh my gawd I could just go on and on here with their achievements in terms of writing.  It’s all pretty impressive.  Can you tell I’m impressed?

So yes, it was that Amy.  How cool.

She wondered if I would be interested in contributing to her online magazine, One for the Table, by cross-posting some of my posts made here…for all of you.  Absolutely!  One for the Table is a magazine dedicated to food, politics and love.  I was instantly drawn to the array of topics as I also love writing about varying subject matter; food, wine, life…you never know what you’ll find here.  I tend to gravitate towards eclecticness as I have many interests myself.  So go check it out.  Here’s my first piece

Anyway, thanks for the nod Amy and sorry for the gushing, I just really happen to respect your work.

And now I wonder if Barry, Larry and Jerry are reading my blog…just email me k.

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65 Comments

  1. Betty 1

    Of course you are going to write for this magazine. Congratulations!!You have every right to “GUSH”.How cool it is that someone sees your work/blog/recipes & wants you to share your ideas thoughts & humor. You will get to be yourself won’t you? I think it’s wonderful & I also love seeing the inside or the creators of works I love.

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  2. WOW!!! I am impressed, and congratulations! I hope Amy knows she has gone up in my estimation of her because she has sought out our Noble Pig.

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  3. Oh, how freaking exciting! I am so proud of you.

    I am not a star chaser either. I was raised around famous people and just grew up considering them to be normal people just like me…I really never thought there to be a difference between them and myself. I think they like that.

    What an amazing turn of events for you!!! I look forward to sharing the journey with you.

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  4. Rachel 4

    Could there be a better match?
    YAY Cathy!!! that is so exciting! Now more people can drool over your fabulousness!!

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  5. No that would be a great way to start your day!!

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  6. deeba 6

    That’s just too cool Cathy…WOW!! Congrats!! Yay ya yay!

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  7. Julia 8

    This is tremendous news! Congratulations. And if you don’t gush enough, I’ll do it for you. Really great.

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  8. Leslie 9

    Holy sh**********T! That is amazing! I would be blubbering as well.
    Congrats to you Cathy. Who wouldnt want you in their magazine, I mean really!??!!

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  9. marcy 10

    Congratulations Cathy! That is awesome!
    Will definitely check it out!

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  10. Becky 11

    Congratulation, Cathy!
    I would be blubbering too.
    Of course, it won’t be too long until we’ll be blubbering over your site and reminiscing of how we knew you before you went BIG.

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  11. Gush away! You deserve to. Good for you, what a great accomplishment!

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  12. That is so great Cathy! Congratulations!

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  13. How nice is that! Congratulations, you certainly fit that bill!

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  14. Dang Girlfriend! Way to get recognized! I’m so happy for you!

    And I love email for all the reasons you do!

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  15. Lynn 16

    That is an awesome thing to read from an inbox instead of how to make 1 million dollars by working on craigslist… Congrats! Please let us know when your posts make an appearance on the magazine…

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  16. Way to go, Cathy. I agree with you about email. I’m not a phone talker so email keeps me in touch with family and friends.

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  17. dawn 18

    OMG that’s so exciting. I love Amy Ephron’s writing. I just read a book she wrote called One Sunday Morning and I loved it!

    I checked out the magazine, looks like you will be in good company over there as the writers are some very well-recognized names. Good work.

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  18. Kate in Maine 19

    That is seriously awesome.

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  19. Steph 20

    Congrats! That’s awesome, and it looks like a great site!

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  20. KAYOLA 21

    OH MY STINKIN’ HECK! Kiss your brain! {That’s what I tell my preschoolers when they do AWESOME} I am already so very impressed with you and to think you actually comment on my little stinkin’ blog…I’m nothing next to Frank and Amy HOLY SCHMOLY! I ‘m still getting a grip with your million comments…I feel like I’m associating with greatness when it comes to you…CONGRATULATIONS!

    Well….I do have a REAL reality t.v. star living right next door…GO BLACK TEAM on BIGGEST LOSER…my buddy Dane and my brother in law use to be on Days of our Lives…that’s the best I can do…YOU’RE DA BOMB BABY!

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  21. How wonderful! Congratulations!

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  22. WOW!!! Congratulations! Well-deserved. Now you are a celebrity too!

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  23. Marjie 24

    Congrats, you lucky duck!

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  24. Julie 25

    How exciting! I’ll have to go check that magazine out. Be sure to let us know when the event draws near :)

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  25. Pam 26

    How cool! Congratulations – if anyone deserves this, you do. I always look foward to reading your posts.

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  26. WOOT!! Cathy, that’s AMAZING!!! What wonderful, exciting, and totally deserved news!!

    Also, Amy evidently has very good taste. If I was a media-mogul with a trendy new magazine, I would want you writing for it as well.

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  27. Bunny 28

    You had lunch with Frank Sinatra, I think I would have thrown up or something from the excitement, I mean Frank Sinatra for crying out loud!!!!. I went and checked the magazine out, nice… very nice. I just hope they let you be you, we love you just the way you are, and they will too!

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  28. Sandie 29

    Awesome, Cathy—you rock!

    Congrats on your new cross-posting gig. Your own eclecticism is what draws people to you. You speak from the heart, share your thoughts willing and people respond (plus, you make it look so darn easy—and it’s NOT an easy thing to do).

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  29. Oooooh–that’s so exciting Cathy!!!! Congratulations!!!

    I hope you hear from B,L and J soon!

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  30. How freakin’ cool is that?! You will be a wonderful addition to the online mag!

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  31. krysta 32

    good for you!!!! that’s wonderful

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  32. tipper 33

    Congrats to you!!! So exciting!

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  33. Heather 34

    Congrats! That’s quite an achievement and you should be proud!

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  34. That is so cool! Congrats! You deserve it!

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  35. How utterly thrilling! I am so excited for you! The writing has always been the thing for me, even more than the food.
    I can’t wait to see your first contribution.

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  36. dawn 37

    Awesome Cath! She picked a smart cookie! Congrats! You’ll rock this one too.

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  37. Helene 38

    Congratulations! I never heard of that magazine. Good luck.

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  38. Dena 39

    Okay I checked out the magazine, how cool. I love the varying genres they write about. How fun for you to be associated with it.

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  39. Alisa 40

    Congratulations!! You totally deserve it.

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  40. Rebel 41

    How cool is that? You’ve been discovered!
    Congratulations. You are such a good writer. I checked out the site and I cannot believe all the names I recognized. I can not wait to see you there.

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  41. Linda 42

    I saw your post up at the magazine…how cool is that! The woman Loraine who wrote the story above you used to be on Saturday Night Live! I remember her! Fun stuff.

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  42. Linda 43

    That is so awesome! Good for you. I backtracked and read your Frank story. Good stuff. But even better was the Steve Garvey one … that cracked me up. I used to have a crush on Ron Cey. I think we’re totally dating ourselves there, but those were the Dodger glory days. Anyhow, congrats on the magazine!

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  43. Very cool!!! I just saw your post there. You are in great company it appears. Now I have another site I have to check on often! I slept in a B&B that originally belonged to one of Frank’s friends so he stayed there often, hanging out with his buddies. That’s as close as I got to Frank. LOL Anyway, woohoo for you!!

    Shirley

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  44. nancy 45

    i am new to you and even newer to one for the table. more thank yous than you can imagaine.

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  45. How cool is that! You go Cathy!

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  46. Matthew 47

    I am not Jewish, and I am married, but I love your writing style. I came across your blob because you posted on my bro-in-law’s blog MODman. Glad to have found you!

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  47. Holy mother of pearl and crap! Good on you!

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  48. That’s amazing Cathy!!! The internet is really an incredible thing. So excited for you!!!

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  49. TOTALLY STINKIN COOL!

    whooooooo hooooooooooo!

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  50. Gosh! Frank Sinatra…girl u rock!

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  51. Fran 52

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!!

    Fran

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  52. Wow – kudos to you. I’m an email person too.

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  53. tamilyn 54

    I’m sure she saw in you and your writing what we all come here for. Most sincere congrats-you deserved to be recognized for your talent (which I am sooo in awe of BTW). I’m off to read the post, and then the Frank one and hope to stumble upon who the heck Barry, Larry and Jerry are……

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  54. How did I miss this post?

    Congratulations Cathy! I think this is awesome! Can’t wait to head over there and bookmark One for the Table.

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  55. Lo! 56

    Totally cool! What a great opportunity. Congrats, Cathy… will be looking for your posts!

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  56. Donalyn 57

    Seeing bloggers networking and cross-posting and being all social and helpful with one another is one of the coolest parts of blogging. CONGRATS – you deserve it!

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  57. pam 58

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful!

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  58. Egghead 59

    Oh Kathy this is wonderful. Congratulations. Should be great exposure for your winery as well. You deserve it.

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  59. Melissa 60

    You freakin rock! Could not have happened to someone better. Yay!

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  60. I’m not Barry or Larry, but I AM GARY and I’m reading.

    Seriously though – very cool stuff. Good for you. And Congrats!

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  61. wow– you are certainly getting noticed these days! Congrats on being recognized for your great posts and recipes :-)

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  62. Congratulations Cathy! Your blog is great. Of course, Amy Ephron would know of it and want you to contribute to One for the Table.

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  63. Beverly 64

    Just love all of your recipe posts. I have made the cherry cake and loved it!

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  64. Hilary 65

    Hi Cathy .. great blog! I wanted to come back to this post .. and to say congratulations a) for the connection & request to contribute to her “one for the table” magazine.

    b) the blog as a whole is really fun .. I enjoy the eclecticness about it .. & as my own develops .. once my mother has passed on after 2+ years now .. for the moment it is keeping positive.

    I’ll be posting regularly now .. thanks again – great site ..
    Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

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