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Girls’ Night Out: An Almost True Story

I recently read a study that said fun is more fun when it's shared with friends.  While this may be something we know instinctively, scientific validation is always reassuring.  Now when someone in your group asks "Are we having fun yet?" you can roll your eyes and point to the data. Thus, it was the

By | 2018-10-15T12:57:43+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Friends, Technology|4 Comments

What Elephant?

Friendships have a lot in common with a marriage.  You are drawn to another person because, among other reasons, you like the same things, or he\she make you laugh, or because he is able to secure a reservation at the most popular restaurant in town. But then an important issue arises about which you and

By | 2016-11-01T12:44:43+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Friends, Politics, Relationships|6 Comments

Roughing It?

Is there an official start date for one’s second childhood? I don’t mean the one that accompanies the onset of dotage, but a time of life when you no longer feel silly about releasing your inner pre-adolescent?  I urgently need to know, because it’s already June and I’m thinking about enrolling in summer camp. I

By | 2014-06-15T08:57:00+00:00 June 15th, 2014|Categories: Aging, Friends, Vacation|3 Comments

Dinner with Friends

Do you remember when dining out with friends was nothing more than an enjoyable way to spend an evening?  When choosing a restaurant depended only on the type of food you preferred to eat that night, and where  your table was located may have been a preference, but not necessarily a deal-breaker?  When noise level

By | 2012-07-16T09:18:22+00:00 July 16th, 2012|Categories: Aging, Dining, Friends|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Trashing My Friends

 The 2011 holiday season has been over for approximately a month now, and even the slowest among us has probably put away the last celebratory vestiges.  Christmas lights and tree decorations have been replaced in their cotton-lined cartons, safely stowed away for another year.  Dried out evergreens have been carted away by the garbage trucks

By | 2012-01-30T15:50:51+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Categories: Friends, Holidays|Tags: , , |11 Comments