Fried White Potatoes

As much as I gripe about the tedium of the holiday season (see T’is The Season To Be Cranky,  November 30, 2015) I must confess that there is one time-honored December tradition to which I happily succumb. As soon as the calendar informs me that we are about to embark on the eight days of Hanukkah,

By |2015-12-16T08:31:48+00:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: Cooking, Holidays|2 Comments

‘Tis The Season To Be Cranky

If it’s Thanksgiving, can Christmas be far behind? Or does Christmas now start before Thanksgiving?   Somehow I think it does. At least a week before turkey day, or perhaps even more, as I innocently approached my local supermarket, I thought I heard the rather loud clanging of a bell.  At first I thought it was

By |2019-11-29T16:46:48+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments

A Schticky Business

I admit I know next to nothing about current popular music.  When it comes to recognizing artists and songs, I dropped out somewhere in the 80s.  In fact, I have a recurrent nightmare that I’m a contestant on Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions, and way ahead of my two challengers.  Then comes the final Jeopardy category: 

By |2015-11-16T11:13:37+00:00November 16th, 2015|Categories: Entertainment|1 Comment

Transition Time

Greetings from Florida.   I’m pleased to report that once again we have arrived safely.  And once again I find myself surrounded by all of the suitcases and boxes of clothing that now require unpacking and stacking back into the closets and drawers.  Each year as we make this transition I vow I will do better,

By |2015-11-02T08:42:31+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Fashion, Shopping, Snowbird|4 Comments

My Dinner with Donald

When I started my website almost four years ago, I made a silent vow that there were three areas about which I would never write:  family (husband being the exception), religion, and politics. And 86 essays later, I’ve managed to stay faithful to my promise.   That is, until now. Unfortunately, there are some temptations that

By |2015-09-30T08:07:11+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Politics|2 Comments

Romancing The Crone

For those of you who have imagined me lounging by the pool for the month of August, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, I’ve been lounging on my screen porch, which is nowhere near the pool, and doesn’t dictate that I wear a bathing suit.  But I have not been idle. As

By |2015-09-17T08:50:35+00:00September 17th, 2015|Categories: Aging, Fantasy|2 Comments


It’s not your imagination.  There are more TV commercials intruding on your favorite programs than ever before.  Or should I say, the actual programs appear to be filling in the time between  clusters of annoying commercials. These days, even Charlie Rose can’t seem to get a word in edgewise.  No wonder he has so many

By |2015-07-31T09:18:40+00:00July 31st, 2015|Categories: Doctors, Medicine|7 Comments

Generation ___________?

It occurred to me the other day that I was invisible.  Not just me, but my entire generation.  It appears that we lack importance.  I’m basing this rather sad conclusion on the fact that we have been entirely overlooked by the folks who bestow catchy cohort labels. Let’s get specific.  At the risk of revealing

By |2015-07-16T08:35:03+00:00July 16th, 2015|Categories: Generations|6 Comments
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