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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.

Detox

"I've been clean for four days," my friend blurts out as we're walking our dogs in the park.  "Wait! What?" is my shocked response.  "I'm your best friend and you never confided in me that you had an addiction problem.  What is it, drugs, alcohol?"  "No," she says, "the news, I've given up the news."

By |2020-10-01T13:43:02+00:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Media, News, Politics|13 Comments

By the Book

If, like I am, you are an insatiable watcher of cable news and other panel shows, then you, too, have been invited into the homes of the Talking Heads.   Thanks to the magic of Zoom and its ilk, it's no longer necessary for the various experts  to appear at the studios of CNN, MSNBC, Fox

By |2020-09-15T14:00:54+00:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Communication, Media, News|7 Comments

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|7 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
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