Perhaps it’s the post-holiday season lull, or the lull in my brain due to a horrid head cold, but lately I find myself pondering insignificant, mundane communication transactions that occur with regularity in our daily lives. I catch myself ruminating about things I would normally ignore. For example, the other afternoon, when the check-out person
He’s ba-a-a-ck! Baby New Year, that is, this time ringing in, not just a new year, but a whole new decade. And as we usher in 2020, let’s raise a glass to the ladies. 2020 has been labeled The Year of the Woman, since it commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. And how
Think you have enough gadgets and energy-saving devices that make life so much easier? Well, you don’t. Because each year new products appear on the market to fill a need you don’t know you have. 2019 produced some doozies, and I can’t wait to discover what 2020 will bring forth. Will the Apple phone keep
I am crestfallen. Dispirited. Sad. Dejected. Although in this matter, I prefer crestfallen to the other synonyms since the origin of the word has to do with animals. And my current unhappy mood has everything to do with an animal. And with an article I recently read concerning research into the emotional life of dogs.
Great turnout at my book signing on November 13, 2019, at the Palm Beach Book Store. Literally, a sell-out crowd!
First of all, I want to thank all my Florida friends who were able, despite the rain, to attend my book signing yesterday, Wednesday, November 13, at the Palm Beach Book Store. You made the event a sell-out success, and your readership, support, and friendship mean everything to me. And, if I can stretch your
And other anthropomorphic dilemmas Anthropomorphism. Try that one next time you play “Words with Friends.” For the somewhat befuddled, that fancy five-syllable noun (which I dare you to repeat three times quickly), simply means ascribing human traits and characteristics to nonhuman things. That nonhuman entity might be a plant, an animal, or the talking box
The North American Mature Publishers Association, at their annual Convention in October 2019, named two essays by Susan Goldfein as award-winners. The competition was judged by the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. Lifestyles after 50, Florida; Susan Goldfein, “Grandma’s Guide to Gorgeous” and “The ‘Old Dog’ Days of Summer” Goldfein doesn’t intend to fade into
I'm not sure if I really believe in reincarnation, but I do find the notion very seductive. One can take a measure of comfort in the belief that, although one's physical body may be dead, the soul can still thrive. Just think about it. I, or at least my soul, can start a new life