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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.

What’s Your Sleep Number?

          As one of those rare, and perhaps weird, individuals who actually pay attention to TV commercials, I have made the following observation.  The mattress industry is out of control!  Apparently, as a nation with approximately 70 million Americans suffering from some form of insomnia, we are fixated on getting a

By |2020-07-31T16:19:50+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Aging, Relationships, Spouse|3 Comments

Humor Me: A Speech Pathologist Finds A New Voice

Friends: Earlier this month I was interviewed for the Second Act Stories podcast. The result is “Humor Me: A Speech Pathologist Finds A New Voice.” I hope you’ll give it a listen. If you are an experienced podcast listener, you can connect to the Second Act Stories podcast on Apple Podcasts (for iPhones), Stitcher (for

By |2020-07-15T16:57:51+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Media|0 Comments

What’s My Demonym?

No, I did not invent that word in the title.  It's real.  But I'll get to that in a moment.  First, I have to own up to the fact that the subject of today's essay is definitely a reflection of having entirely too much time on my hands. Like everyone else, I don't get around

By |2020-07-15T14:18:28+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Language|11 Comments

Everyone Old is New Again!

Thank you, HBO for the resurrection of Perry Mason.  Although  my taste for police procedurals and courtroom drama has more recently been satisfied by  every Law and Order series, including rerun binge-athons, the intrepid criminal defense lawyer as portrayed by Raymond Burr, could never quite be replaced.  So when the trailers for HBO's new version

By |2020-06-30T14:21:49+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Entertainment, Television|6 Comments

Zoom-iquette

Since the onset of Covid-19, we have been experiencing a Zoom boom!  The company, which has existed since 2011, has suddenly become everyone’s favorite vehicle for virtual social contact.   It’s the go-to app for flat screen, two-dimensional relationships.  And, you don’t have to wear a mask. Everyone’s doing it. Businesses, book groups, Cousins’ Clubs, Uncle

By |2020-05-31T15:07:44+00:00May 31st, 2020|Categories: Technology|10 Comments

The Boston Podcast: Are COVID-19 Jokes Okay?

Susan Goldfine, author of "How to Complain When There’s Nothing to Complain About: More Thoughts About Life from the Far Side of the Hill" joins the show for some laughs. Are COVID-19 jokes okay? Listen to the podcast here: https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/the-boston-podcast/are-covid-19-jokes-okay?eid=IzkBUAg5gVmvFFrr

By |2020-07-15T16:53:56+00:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Media|0 Comments

Stiff Upper Lip

My husband, bless his soul, has figured out a unique and effective way to guarantee social distancing.  He has grown a mustache.  While I believe that I’m as affectionate as the next guy,  it’s hard to arouse enthusiasm about puckering up when I feel I’m about to kiss my hair brush. I think it’s only

By |2020-05-14T20:29:14+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Anatomy, Beauty, Hair|14 Comments
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