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.

The Oys of Summer

It occurred to me the other day, as I gratefully entered an air-conditioned space, that I hate summer.   Maybe it’s global warming, or my finicky old age, or a drastic alteration in my personal wardrobe, but what used to be the joys of the season are now just a string of nearly intolerable annoyances. I’m

By |2024-07-16T14:35:21+00:00July 16th, 2024|Categories: Summer|1 Comment

Sweat and the City

It’s summer 2024 and this genetically predisposed city kid is once again happily roaming Manhattan’s upper west side, walking Sam the dog, and gawking. As a confessed non-reader of fashion magazines or the New York Times Styles section, there is still no place like a big city to discover the current trends in female apparel.

By |2024-06-16T17:05:25+00:00June 16th, 2024|Categories: Fashion|2 Comments

Impeachment Fever

For a time, I was really worried.  My observation of some agitated Congress persons was leading me to believe that a new strain of virus had again escaped from some laboratory, or from a free range chicken who had inadvertently flown inside the Capitol. I concluded that contact with this virus affected the part of

By |2024-05-18T19:23:59+00:00May 18th, 2024|Categories: Kvetching, Politics|6 Comments

The List, Redux

Exactly seven years ago, following an incident involving my husband and the whereabouts of fresh garbage bags in our kitchen, it occurred to me that if I should elope with a handsome construction guy, or suddenly disappear for any reason, my sweetie might be ill-equipped to deal with the ordinary requirements of daily living. So,

By |2024-04-01T13:44:40+00:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Death, Marriage, Spouse|5 Comments

What’s in a Word?

Would cheugy by any other name be as drip? Now that I’ve completely confused my Spell Check as well as anyone reading this, let me remind you that it’s once again time for my ESL quiz.  That is, English as a Second Language as spoken by our high school and college-age grandkids. Spring break is

By |2024-03-15T14:14:53+00:00March 15th, 2024|Categories: Language|0 Comments

Notorious SBA

     Every February there is someone I like to honor, an important woman whose birthday should not be overlooked.  So, without apology, I repost this tribute. Raise your hand if you know that today is the birthday of Susan B. Anthony.  As I thought.  Only one hand raised, and its mine.  Or maybe there

By |2024-02-15T15:59:08+00:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: Women's History|4 Comments

Anthropo…. What?

     Anthropomorphism, that’s what. You may not know the word, but I’ll bet you a month’s worth of Starbuck’s Chocolate Cream Cold Brew that you know what it is.  We all grew up with it.  Kids still do.  Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Bugs Bunny, Mr. Ed, talking teapots, minions, and the like. Anthropomorphism, a multi-syllabic

By |2024-02-01T14:37:54+00:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: Pets|10 Comments

A Not-So-Joyful Noise

Would you consider eating out on a New York City subway platform during rush hour a pleasant dining experience? I hear you all scoffing at the idea as you imagine the din of two express trains simultaneously roaring into the station.  Then why oh why do we frequent restaurants where the noise level exceeds a

By |2024-01-16T15:04:33+00:00January 16th, 2024|Categories: Dining|9 Comments

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
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