I am crestfallen. Dispirited. Sad. Dejected. Although in this matter, I prefer crestfallen to the other synonyms since the origin of the word has to do with animals. And my current unhappy mood has everything to do with an animal. And with an article I recently read concerning research into the emotional life of dogs.
Great turnout at my book signing on November 13, 2019, at the Palm Beach Book Store. Literally, a sell-out crowd!
First of all, I want to thank all my Florida friends who were able, despite the rain, to attend my book signing yesterday, Wednesday, November 13, at the Palm Beach Book Store. You made the event a sell-out success, and your readership, support, and friendship mean everything to me. And, if I can stretch your
And other anthropomorphic dilemmas Anthropomorphism. Try that one next time you play “Words with Friends.” For the somewhat befuddled, that fancy five-syllable noun (which I dare you to repeat three times quickly), simply means ascribing human traits and characteristics to nonhuman things. That nonhuman entity might be a plant, an animal, or the talking box
The North American Mature Publishers Association, at their annual Convention in October 2019, named two essays by Susan Goldfein as award-winners. The competition was judged by the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. Lifestyles after 50, Florida; Susan Goldfein, “Grandma’s Guide to Gorgeous” and “The ‘Old Dog’ Days of Summer” Goldfein doesn’t intend to fade into
I'm not sure if I really believe in reincarnation, but I do find the notion very seductive. One can take a measure of comfort in the belief that, although one's physical body may be dead, the soul can still thrive. Just think about it. I, or at least my soul, can start a new life
I'm pleased to state that when it comes to technology, I have one foot and 2-1\2 toes in the 21st century! Reluctant as I was at first to embrace this brave new world, I did eventually relinquish my electric typewriter. And, while I may have been the last kid on the block to finally purchase
Can you believe it's already mid-September? Where have all the flowers gone? The summer flew by as quickly as if it was being pursued by a pack of cheetahs. (Do cheetahs run in packs?) Now, all the signs of fall are in the air -- shorter days, cooler nights, and, according to my runny nose
Question: If I asked you to write a caption for the photo above, based on what you see, would it occur to you to write "Four Friends Having Lunch Together?" No? I didn't think so. And yet, that is what the photo actually depicts -- four friends, seated in a zigzag pattern, having lunch together,