Lee Woodruff


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My So-Called Glamorous Life

Every week I toggle between two worlds. There’s the “suburban mom” in sweats and the Manhattan me in heels, however, I should mention, they’re often stuffed in my backpack as I hoof around the city. Although I live outside of New York, my work and part of my social life is in Manhattan. I’m an advocate for veterans’ causes (the Bob Woodruff Foundation),  ...

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DAD TO THE RESCUE — The Final Installment

For those of you diligent enough to read along thus far, we’ve had a semi-successful prom proposal, a trip to Paris and then an emergency appendectomy just when it all started to sound “Up With People” perfect.  After spending the few remaining night hours post-surgery upright in a vinyl version of a crippled barka lounger —  ...

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Humor Sports

The Humble Mascot

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled to university towns in the nation’s heartland numerous times.  Although I’m an easterner by birth, I feel at ease in the plain states.  But it wasn’t until I recently spoke at the University of Minnesota, home of the Golden Gophers, that an observation about the mid-west suddenly  ...

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The Joys of Colonoscopies

Like a good doobie, when I turned 50, I made an appointment for my colonoscopy.  A cancer you can totally prevent?  Im in.  Let’s set aside for the moment that the general area of the colon is NOT my favorite body part.  And the idea of someone excavating down there — well, let’s just say I’d rather prepare  ...

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I will buy new towels and sheets. I will not use threadbare and frayed ones just because I have them. I will use all my lotions and potions and I will burn candles. I will not save things for later. I will tell everyone how much I love them whenever the mood strikes — and I will tell them when they do little things that amaze me; simple things they  ...

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