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.

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

Another Seasonal, Another Reason….to Make Latkes!

     Yesterday was the last day of Hanukkah and hopefully the last day that the scent of grease will linger in my kitchen.  Yes, folks, I succumbed once again to that primitive urge to mark the holiday by cooking Jewish potato pancakes, otherwise known as latkes.  But tradition is tradition, after all, and in

By |2023-12-16T15:03:06+00:00December 16th, 2023|Categories: Cooking, Holidays|6 Comments

Game Changer

     So, we turned the clock back an hour this past weekend.  Unless you live in Hawaii or Arizona.  Those states are on perpetual Daylight Savings Time.  Unless you are a member of the Navajo Nation who happens to live in Arizona.    In that case, like the rest of the 48, you did turn

By |2023-11-07T14:56:30+00:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Aging, Relationships, Spouse|0 Comments

The “Writ” Stuff

It’s been a while since I’ve griped about TV news.  Eighteen months and 16 days to be exact.  That’s because I’ve been on a diet – a kind of Golo for news junkies.  But who can stick to a controlled viewing plan when the world is standing on its head? At the time of my

By |2023-10-16T15:06:02+00:00October 16th, 2023|Categories: News|3 Comments

Wardrobe Redux

     It’s once again fall, my favorite season.  I love the fall colors.  Standing near a tree aglow with orange, red, and rust-colored leaves is very flattering to my complexion.       Fall is also the time when you might be considering a wardrobe update.  As you stow the linens and retrieve the sweaters,

By |2023-10-02T13:28:30+00:00October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Aging, Fashion|6 Comments
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