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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.

Girls’ Night Out: An Almost True Story

I recently read a study that said fun is more fun when it's shared with friends.  While this may be something we know instinctively, scientific validation is always reassuring.  Now when someone in your group asks "Are we having fun yet?" you can roll your eyes and point to the data. Thus, it was the

By | 2018-10-15T12:57:43+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Friends, Technology|1 Comment

Failure to Print

     My husband and I just returned from a successful 10-day holiday.   I deem it successful because we managed to avoid almost all of the hazards of traveling.  We had:  no flight delays, no lost luggage, comfortable hotels, absence of intestinal backlash, good weather, and letting others do the driving, which greatly minimizes opportunities

By | 2018-09-30T13:54:15+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Travel|3 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 | 2018-09-15T13:36:46+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Fantasy|1 Comment

It’s Labor Day and White is Still All Right!

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and despite the fact that we were just experiencing a heat wave,  come Monday, summer is unofficially at an end. In truth, summer is not really over until the calendar says it is, on or about September 21.  But then, the calendar completely ignores the real indications of the

By | 2018-08-31T14:34:07+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Fashion, Holidays|1 Comment

The Diet Diaries

Diet Day 0.  It's the Sunday before my personal D-Day, the Monday on which I have vowed to begin a Diet.  I had not made this a New Year's resolution despite the fact that I have noted some new fat cells ganging up around my middle.  Cut yourself some slack, I told myself.  Body positivity

By | 2018-08-01T14:35:02+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Diet|4 Comments

Fake Views

Mirror, mirror in the store You made me look like a size four But in my home what did I see? A plus-size looking back at me! Please forgive my corny rhyme, but I'm pretty sure this is the question that the Wicked Queen would be posing to her magic mirror if she and Snow

By | 2018-07-01T13:53:31+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Categories: Fashion, Shopping|1 Comment

I’m Way Too Young To Be This Old

It's June, the month of transitions: summer arrives, weddings abound, and of course, there are the graduations. And this June, the oldest of my three geographically closest grandchildren is among those who are moving on. No, I'm not shopping for a wedding dress. Not quite yet.  It's simply a middle school graduation.  In September she'll

By | 2018-06-15T13:49:22+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging|7 Comments

The Iceman Cometh

Each spring, when I fly north from Florida with the rest of my Snowbird flock, I look forward to becoming reacquainted with the small-ish town where I alight in order to escape the sultry Florida summers. I'm always curious to discover which establishments remain precisely where I left them last fall,  which have closed up

By | 2018-06-02T13:53:58+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Beauty, Diet|0 Comments