Dear folks —

The Days Of Awe are upon us once again. In last year’s “Confession” edition I broke down the Yom Kippur 101. Basically: Guilt, confession, atonement. A new year, new beginnings, new chances.

Here are some things that I will confess to:

Sometimes I feel like a loser when I fly coach and someone I know is in business or first. Other times I feel smug and like I have the moral high ground. Then I feel like a loser for feeling like a loser OR a winner because I honestly think airline travel is dirty, gross, and demeaning, even with TSA Pre when you don’t have to take your shoes off.

  • Curveball: I don’t feel like as much of a loser when I fly Jet Blue.

I take every “unsubscribe” to the LZSundayPaper like a stab wound to the gut.

I cannot believe that I am 52. I feel like I am 22.

I sometimes wonder if I should have, in fact, fixed my nose like the 30+ other girls (and boys! It was Great Neck North!) in high school. Then I wonder why I am wondering about that, since I haven’t done any other physical interventions such as dye my hair or go to a dermatologist for filler or botox, let alone surgery.

I have lost my appetite for non-fiction books but still buy tons of them and try to read them. But I usually end up skimming them. But then end up talking about them like I’ve read them.

  • Next up: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between The World And Me. I vow that I will not talk about it like I read it unless I actually do.

I was happy for days after Janice Huff Favorited one of my Tweets. Then I followed up with a TBT of one of my all-time favorite outfits for her. I have a collection of screenshots of almost every night she broadcasts.

  • Sidenote: Am adding this to the list of Tumblrs or Instagrams that would be really fun, but that I will likely never start.

It is likely a rare occurrence that back-to-back profiles of Bethenny Frankel and Julianne Moore would constitute the representation of two major parts of a single individual’s career. I am that person! And I was extremely proud, happy and excited to see them in this week’s New Yorker. Oh also I actually read them in their entirety (okay I skimmed just tiny bits of them) so I feel justified in talking about them.

  • Fun Fact: They both played Housewives in the projects that we did together and that’s going to make a very good Media Studies paper for someone, some day.

I don’t know who I would vote for, if the Presidential election were heldtomorrow. I think I know, but I don’t know for sure.

I do know that I am happy to publish The LZ Sunday Paper. The feedback is very gratifying and I think the news that it contains is important. Here’s this week’s roundup of Politics, Business, Tech, Digital, The Arts and Pop Culture. And some funny stuff.

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Sometimes there’s so much interesting stuff out there I can’t wait ‘til Sunday so I tweet it during the week. Follow me @LZSundayPaper.

Again — Shanah Tovah!


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