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.

Keeping It Under Wraps

I’m in my kitchen staring down at what used to be my cutting board but now looks like a setting for a horror movie.  Lined up in perfect medical precision are two screw drivers, flat head and Phillips, a pair of very sharp scissors, a Swiss army knife, an electric drill, a box cutter, and

By |2022-04-30T13:45:55+00:00April 30th, 2022|Categories: Shopping|6 Comments

A New Me?

Recently, a friend of mine sent me a rather lengthy article written by a woman who undertook a three-month experiment to try to change her personality.  Besides suggesting that it might be a source of humor for a new essay, I couldn’t help but wonder if my friend was trying to tell me something. Nevertheless,

By |2022-04-15T14:04:29+00:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: Psychology|12 Comments

Can We Talk?

It’s 2022, and if you’re only just getting last year’s slang, forget it!  Gen Z has invented a whole new lexicon.  The March breaks are over, but it’s not too late to prepare for the April school vacation and visits or texts from the grandkids.  Don’t get what they’re saying? Once again, I’m here to

By |2022-03-31T13:53:55+00:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Language|2 Comments

Four Score Plus One

I had a very lovely Super Bowl Sunday birthday.  Thank you for asking.  And the outcome of our marital scrimmage about which occasion to celebrate? Both sides won.  We had an early dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant.  Agreeing to skip coffee and dessert, we were finished in time to join some friends to watch

By |2022-02-15T14:55:44+00:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Aging|2 Comments

Virtual Assistance

            I was at my local beauty salon the other day hoping for a magical transformation via a much-needed haircut.  Soft jazz music was playing in the background as the stylist began snipping away at my neglected “do.”  Suddenly, she called out “Alexa, turn up the volume,” and voila, the music got louder.  A few

By |2022-01-15T14:45:25+00:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Technology|6 Comments

A Room of One’s Own

(with apologies to Virginia Woolf) In 1928, in a lecture at Oxbridge, Virginia Woolf stated that in order for a woman to write (fiction) “a woman must have money and a room of one’s own.”  The financial aspect was to provide a woman with a degree of independence, and the room to provide a space

By |2021-12-16T14:48:28+00:00December 16th, 2021|Categories: Housekeeping|10 Comments
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