Dear Readers: I’m pleased and excited to announce the release on Tuesday, October 4th, of my third book of essays: Laughing My Way Through the Third Stage: Selected Essays that Skewer the Golden Years.  Unlike my first two books, whose essays addressed the random irritants of everyday life, I have devoted this volume to all

By |2022-10-01T19:37:23+00:00October 1st, 2022|Categories: Entertainment|14 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|7 Comments

A Schticky Business

I admit I know next to nothing about current popular music.  When it comes to recognizing artists and songs, I dropped out somewhere in the 80s.  In fact, I have a recurrent nightmare that I’m a contestant on Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions, and way ahead of my two challengers.  Then comes the final Jeopardy category: 

By |2015-11-16T11:13:37+00:00November 16th, 2015|Categories: Entertainment|1 Comment

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up (or, My Love Affair with Olivia Benson)

I consider myself to be a peaceable person.   On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing the highest tolerance for any situation that portends violence, I would rate myself a minus 5. I’m against the death penalty.   I bring a scarf to the movies so I can pull it over my eyes if

By |2014-10-15T08:54:16+00:00October 15th, 2014|Categories: Entertainment, Fantasy, Television|0 Comments

Uncool Is The New Cool

I was at a gathering the other day when I overheard a remark that caused me to commit an impulsive act.  I shot out of my chair, ran over to a perfect stranger, and delivered a huge bear hug.  This very large man, who could have been Tony Soprano’s younger brother, was engaged in a

By |2014-03-15T08:39:07+00:00March 15th, 2014|Categories: Entertainment, Fashion, Music|2 Comments

Now Playing At A Theater Near You. Maybe.

I have a bone to pick with Hollywood.  Which just goes to show how annoyed I am, that so soon after the festival of engorgement I’m still talking about picking on bones! Do you like movies? Do you like going to the movies, or are you one of those people who prefer  sitting on your couch

By |2012-11-30T09:53:04+00:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Entertainment, Kvetching|Tags: , |1 Comment
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