Do Not Drive or Operate Heavy Machinery……

Off with the Old, on with the New….Year that is.  And I can’t say I’m sorry to see 2023 ride off into the sunset.  Overall, it hasn’t been a great year.  Two wars are raging, thousands of people have been displaced, natural disasters have run rampant.  2023 saw record-breaking tornado events, wildfires affecting air quality

By |2023-12-31T14:57:58+00:00December 31st, 2023|Categories: Doctors, Medicine|16 Comments

Another Seasonal, Another Reason….to Make Latkes!

     Yesterday was the last day of Hanukkah and hopefully the last day that the scent of grease will linger in my kitchen.  Yes, folks, I succumbed once again to that primitive urge to mark the holiday by cooking Jewish potato pancakes, otherwise known as latkes.  But tradition is tradition, after all, and in

By |2023-12-16T15:03:06+00:00December 16th, 2023|Categories: Cooking, Holidays|6 Comments

Game Changer

     So, we turned the clock back an hour this past weekend.  Unless you live in Hawaii or Arizona.  Those states are on perpetual Daylight Savings Time.  Unless you are a member of the Navajo Nation who happens to live in Arizona.    In that case, like the rest of the 48, you did turn

By |2023-11-07T14:56:30+00:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Aging, Relationships, Spouse|0 Comments

The “Writ” Stuff

It’s been a while since I’ve griped about TV news.  Eighteen months and 16 days to be exact.  That’s because I’ve been on a diet – a kind of Golo for news junkies.  But who can stick to a controlled viewing plan when the world is standing on its head? At the time of my

By |2023-10-16T15:06:02+00:00October 16th, 2023|Categories: News|3 Comments

Wardrobe Redux

     It’s once again fall, my favorite season.  I love the fall colors.  Standing near a tree aglow with orange, red, and rust-colored leaves is very flattering to my complexion.       Fall is also the time when you might be considering a wardrobe update.  As you stow the linens and retrieve the sweaters,

By |2023-10-02T13:28:30+00:00October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Aging, Fashion|6 Comments

Harvest Time

For a city kid moving to the suburbs, the idea of having a vegetable garden was enticing.  Pioneer spirit, return to the soil, one with nature, and all the rest. Okay, so I wasn’t such a kid when, knowing nothing, I decided to dig up a patch of grass and turn it into a spot

By |2023-09-17T15:39:51+00:00September 16th, 2023|Categories: Hobbies|4 Comments

It’s Labor Day and White is Still All Right!

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and despite the fact that we were just experiencing a heat wave, come Monday, summer is unofficially at an end. In truth, summer is not really over until the calendar says it is, on or about September 21.  But then, the calendar completely ignores the real indications of the

By |2023-08-30T19:43:47+00:00August 31st, 2023|Categories: Fashion, Holidays|1 Comment

The Perfect Dress

I have been on a quest for the perfect dress.  Perfect for me, that is. And I do have some very specific requirements.  Requirements that I probably didn’t have when I was 30 years younger.  But you know how that is.  If you don’t know, you might be too young to relate to this essay. 

By |2023-08-15T13:44:04+00:00August 15th, 2023|Categories: Fashion|0 Comments

Call the Exorcist!

Ever hear of an earworm?  Even if you haven’t heard the term, I’m sure you’ve experienced the phenomenon. An earworm is a tune that pops into your head, seemingly from nowhere, and you can’t get rid of for hours, sometimes even days.  It’s a melody that slowly clings to your brain and quickly gets on

By |2023-07-31T14:00:26+00:00July 31st, 2023|Categories: Music|11 Comments
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