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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.

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I don’t think I’m suffering from paranoia, but I am resolutely convinced that someone from Apple is spying on me.  What other explanation can there be to account for the weekly messages that appear on both my i devices (phone and pad) summarizing my screen time? Not only do these messages mathematically tally my screen

By |2021-09-14T13:51:42+00:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Technology, Time|2 Comments

Romancing The Crone

This essay originally appeared on September 17, 2015.  I'm pleased to say I'm still standing and embracing the Third Stage of my life! 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

By |2021-08-31T13:50:19+00:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Aging, Fantasy|4 Comments

Husbands in Cars Going to Costco (with apologies to Jerry Seinfeld)

It is the common wisdom that men, especially men of a certain generation, do not like to shop.  In fact, a British survey of over 2,000 people found that men became bored after only 20 minutes of shopping, while women could go for a full two hours.  This should come as a surprise to no

By |2021-08-14T14:05:45+00:00August 15th, 2021|Categories: Shopping, Spouse|5 Comments

The Meaning of Life (Time Warranty)

Come on, admit it.   We are all subject to occasional morbid thoughts, especially at that point in life when the number representing our chronological age exceeds the highway speed limit.  Don’t tell me that you never think about the Grim Reaper, the Dark Angel, or any of the other euphemisms you can name to avoid

By |2021-07-31T22:26:51+00:00July 31st, 2021|Categories: Aging, Death, Shopping|16 Comments

Are You a Domestic Goddess? (Do You Even Care?)

Remaining mostly at home during this past year of COVID-19 has opened my eyes to many things.  Some of which I would rather have not seen.  For example, the dust bunnies under my bed. Or the water spots that accumulate way too frequently on the shower door.  And  the grease that hides in the crevices

By |2021-07-01T14:10:57+00:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Housekeeping|6 Comments

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
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