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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.

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|6 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

Et tu, Romaine? Then Fall, Caesar!

So when is it safe to eat salad again? That’s the question on the lips of every diet-conscious woman in America.  Which means almost every woman in America. Based on a warning issued about ten days ago by the Centers for Disease Control, romaine lettuce is the latest casualty on the healthy-eating food chain.   The

By | 2018-04-30T15:27:58+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Diet, Dining|3 Comments

The Golf Lesson Redux

     Spring break in Connecticut means a visit from the grandkids to South Florida.  Just completed a wonderful week of swimming, shopping, general chaos, and taste-testing every ice cream parlor in Palm Beach County.  No time for a new essay, so I’m reposting.  With my repaired left shoulder ready and able to do my

By | 2018-04-15T13:40:34+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Golf|2 Comments

Wet Dreams

I have always believed myself to be very open-minded when it comes to sexual preferences.  I totally support all heteros, as well as the LGBTQ community, and hope that the "Questionables" figure it out one day very soon.  Any union between or among consenting adults is okay with me.  But after watching the movie “The

By | 2018-03-31T14:00:16+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Relationships|5 Comments

The Word Is Out!

So you think you’re woke because you got with the latest meme? Or maybe you understood even one line of the lyrics  from "Hamilton?" Would you bet that you know what Bible means? Or salty? Well, save your money! Because if you think salt is a condiment or a crusty old sailor, and Bible refers

By | 2018-03-15T22:28:01+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Change, Communication|4 Comments

Reading Between the Lines

Book clubs are all the rage.  They’re everywhere.  Oprah has one.  Civic groups and country clubs have them.  Chances are your church or synagogue has one.  (Come to think of it, they’ve been reading the same book for years).  Whether they’re formal and structured, or a free-for-all in  someone’s home, book clubs just might be

By | 2018-02-28T16:08:07+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Dining, Reading|3 Comments

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Dye If I Want To

Like most women, I have a complicated relationship with birthdays.  Which happens to be today.  I won’t get specific, but I will admit to being in my eighth decade, and creeping closer to the next round number.  By the way, for those of you who, like me, almost failed math, the eighth decade does not

By | 2018-02-13T21:28:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Beauty, Hair|31 Comments