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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.

Pecking Order

Recently, I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to kissing.  In fact, I believe it’s becoming a mild, and hopefully temporary, obsession.  The type of kissing to which I’m referring is not the romantic, erotic “French” kiss (yes, I still remember those), but the less passionate and tongueless social kiss. I’m fairly certain that

By | 2017-11-15T13:54:32+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Manners, Relationships|1 Comment

Let’s Undo Lunch

I hate lunch.  It is definitely my least favorite meal of the day.   And by far the most boring.  And also disruptive, much like an intermission during a play.  Which I also hate.  Not the play.  The intermission.  I frequently choose to skip it altogether.  The lunch meal, not the play. I have read that

By | 2017-10-31T12:51:59+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Diet, Dining, Food|7 Comments

Higher Maintenance

Since becoming a "woman of a certain age" September has taken on a whole new meaning. I'm reminded of this as I sit at my desk, which suddenly has become strewn with postcards I've received from the medical community reminding me that it's once again time to check in for a check-up. I commented on

By | 2017-09-15T12:56:06+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Aging, Doctors, Medicine|6 Comments

Get Less Done!

As far as I'm concerned, "productive" should be a four-letter word.  I say this because, like other four-letter words, it's a curse.  Or can be, when one has become so accustomed to ''doing" that sitting still for more than three minutes at a stretch is proof positive that you're a lazy, therefore unworthy, member of

By | 2017-08-16T13:22:15+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Relaxation, Retirement|10 Comments

The View from My Armchair

I am in recupery.  To describe my present condition as "recovery" gives the impression that I've entered a 12-step program.  Which I haven't.  Although I wouldn't object to attending AA meetings provided they were  held anywhere that was not my living room. As you know, if you were paying attention (see essay posted on July

By | 2017-07-31T12:50:15+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Anatomy, Doctors, Health|8 Comments

My Left Shoulder

I apologize for the fact that I’m late in delivering this new post.   That is, if anyone even noticed that  I’m a few days past my deadline.  Five to be exact, if you happen to mark your calendar.  Which I highly doubt.  But that’s okay.  I don’t mind my usual timeliness being taken for granted.

By | 2017-07-27T17:06:16+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Doctors, Health|19 Comments