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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.

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|4 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|3 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

Task-Talking

Are you one of those people who take great pride in your ability to do several things at once? Do you cook dinner, feed the dog, and talk on the phone all at the same time without sautéing the Alpo and giving Fido the hamburgers?   Do you wipe the sink while you’re brushing your teeth

By | 2018-01-31T14:15:50+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Habits, Health|4 Comments

And Don’t Call Me Elderly!

Thirty-seven years ago, before anyone would dare to refer to me as elderly, a movie was released  called “Airplane.”  Starring an unlikely comedic cast, including Leslie Nielsen, this spoof of Hollywood disaster films, much to everyone’s surprise, became a sensation.  Of the many brilliant sight gags and clever lines, the following brief dialogue between Leslie

By | 2018-01-15T13:39:05+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Language|12 Comments

Three’s A Crowd

We may disagree on a number of things, such as the best way to unroll the toilet paper, from the top or from the bottom, but my darling and I are in complete accord when it comes to dogs.  We love them, and can’t live without them. If you’re not a dog person, or even

By | 2017-12-16T13:36:07+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Categories: Pets|13 Comments

Husbands in Cars Going to Costco (with apologies to Jerry Seinfeld)

It is the common wisdom that men, especially men of a certain generation, do not like to shop.  In fact, a British survey of over 2,000 people found that men became bored after only 20 minutes of shopping, while women could go for a full two hours.  This should come as a surprise to no

By | 2017-11-30T15:02:41+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Shopping, Spouse|11 Comments