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About Susan Goldfein

Born and raised in New York City, Susan currently splits her time between Florida and Connecticut. She lives with her husband, and the world’s cutest dog, Sam, a rough-coat Russell Terrier. Susan gives her audiences a sideways view of life on a range of relatable topics. Whether skewering marriage, growing older, fashion, the media, politics, or money matters, her light touch keeps people laughing – and thinking.

Moving On

            We just sold our house!  I regard this event with both sadness and relief.  Sadness because when we purchased this ugly duckling 11 years ago, together we transformed it into the beautiful swan it is today.  Our blood, sweat, and tears, not to mention cash, went into each tile, each light fixture, each plant

By |2021-05-31T14:17:42+00:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Change, Housekeeping|12 Comments

The Thrill of the Shill

May is Older Americans Month, or so proclaimed  President Gerald Ford in 1976.  It's the month that the nation is supposed to honor all the past and present contributions made by its senior citizens.  Since I've already wasted 15 days in not acknowledging the greatness of my cohorts, I thought I'd use this blog to

By |2021-05-15T13:46:29+00:00May 15th, 2021|Categories: Media, Technology|1 Comment

The Snowbirds Cometh

            The calendar says it's May, so it must be time for the annual snowbird migration from the now-too-warm south to the more comfortable north.  As I rip up the April page, I automatically shift into transition mode.  If you've been following my essays for a year or more, you already know that for me

By |2021-05-01T13:35:02+00:00May 1st, 2021|Categories: Snowbird, Vacation|2 Comments

Exiting the Cave

I’ve come to regard the past year as a period of hibernation.  After all, what exactly is   hibernation but a time when many species of animals, not just bears, succumb to a state of minimal activity and metabolic depression.   I ask you, is this not an apt description of how most of us have been

By |2021-04-15T13:51:02+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Change|9 Comments

In Defense of Tuesday

I have this friend.  Let’s call her Nicky.  (Short for the five-cent coin.)  Nicky is an otherwise smart and sensible woman, but she does have her idiosyncratic causes.   For example, she once took on the haters and formed a support group for people over 65 who refused to give up their AOL account.  Riding on

By |2021-03-31T15:43:57+00:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Schedules, Time|8 Comments

Utter Nonsense

Yeet!  Get ready Boomers and Pre-Boomers, it’s Spring Break time again and your Gen Z grandkids are on the loose.   Want to spend some time with them and be really savage?  Then don’t be baby and learn to talk the talk! Yes, it’s time for our annual English as a Second Language quiz.  Challenge your

By |2021-03-15T13:46:12+00:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Language|2 Comments

Group Membership

I reached a milestone birthday this past weekend.  No parades, no fireworks, and I respectfully social-distanced with my friends by not inviting them to a party.  Instead, I passed a quiet evening with my honey at our favorite Italian restaurant, outside of course.  And no gifts, please.  I live in Florida now and have no

By |2021-02-15T15:39:12+00:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Aging|21 Comments
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