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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.

Exiting the Cave

I’ve come to regard the past year as a period of hibernation.  After all, what exactly is   hibernation but a time when many species of animals, not just bears, succumb to a state of minimal activity and metabolic depression.   I ask you, is this not an apt description of how most of us have been

By |2021-04-15T13:51:02+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Change|9 Comments

In Defense of Tuesday

I have this friend.  Let’s call her Nicky.  (Short for the five-cent coin.)  Nicky is an otherwise smart and sensible woman, but she does have her idiosyncratic causes.   For example, she once took on the haters and formed a support group for people over 65 who refused to give up their AOL account.  Riding on

By |2021-03-31T15:43:57+00:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Schedules, Time|8 Comments

Utter Nonsense

Yeet!  Get ready Boomers and Pre-Boomers, it’s Spring Break time again and your Gen Z grandkids are on the loose.   Want to spend some time with them and be really savage?  Then don’t be baby and learn to talk the talk! Yes, it’s time for our annual English as a Second Language quiz.  Challenge your

By |2021-03-15T13:46:12+00:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Language|2 Comments

Group Membership

I reached a milestone birthday this past weekend.  No parades, no fireworks, and I respectfully social-distanced with my friends by not inviting them to a party.  Instead, I passed a quiet evening with my honey at our favorite Italian restaurant, outside of course.  And no gifts, please.  I live in Florida now and have no

By |2021-02-15T15:39:12+00:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Aging|21 Comments

Wonder Drugs

Hey, 2020.  Here’s your hat.  What’s your hurry? I think the sentiment is universal.  Perhaps even interplanetary.  Most of us can’t wait for 2020 to be over.  I know I can’t.  What a year!  A devastating pandemic, a Presidential impeachment, Giuliani’s hair dye bomb, transition chaos, and a toilet paper shortage.  Can things get much

By |2020-12-31T14:55:33+00:00December 31st, 2020|Categories: Doctors, Medicine|14 Comments

Light at the End of the Tunnel

     Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, arrived at sundown on Thursday, December 10th.  No complaints this year about the holiday arriving too early or late. In my humble opinion, it arrived at the best possible moment.  The eight nights of candle-lighting, ending on December 18th, along with the lights of Christmas, illuminate the longest

By |2020-12-15T14:51:26+00:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Food, Holidays|6 Comments

Happily Ever After

Today is blog day.  But more importantly, it also happens to be my 40th wedding anniversary, and I have decided to honor the occasion with an essay.  So what you’re about to read will be a little bit funny, a little bit serious, a little bit sentimental, and the rest of it downright mushy! Given

By |2020-11-30T14:46:05+00:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Marriage|23 Comments
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