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Perimenopause Playlist

Perimenopause, the physical and emotional stage of life, has recently been getting the attention it deserves. When I asked my mother at...

Holiday Gift Guide

The secret to giving the perfect gift is to buy something completely random and pitch it as “I saw this and thought of you.” The...

Yet More Unfortunate Cookies

From time to time, I’ve posted pictures of fortunes I’ve extracted from those gummy, slightly almond, slightly orange flavored cookies. I...

Aging Not So Gracefully

Soon, I’ll be turning an age that ends in a 9. That’s worse than turning an age that ends in 0. Because in the 0 birthdays, they throw...

Landscaping for the City Girl

Growing up on the ninth floor of an apartment building, I didn’t have a yard to play in. We would roller skate up and down the long...

The Play’s Barely the Thing

We were so fortunate to visit Sweden and Denmark last month. We spent time with friends we hadn’t seen in a long time, and visited...

Welcoming My Robot Overlords

Recently, a friend of mine expressed horror over driverless cars. Her concern was that the computer would go haywire and run people over....

PLAY BALL

My dad is turning 80 this year and we are taking him to Port St Lucie to see his New York Mets in spring training. He’s never been,...

Happy New Year

I won’t belabor the point of the connection between the Jewish and Chinese people in America. Jews have coopted Chinese food as their...

Trick or Treating and Casinos

My mother-in-law lives in Las Vegas. She owned a used car business there before selling it and retiring. (I’m not making that up.)...

Rosh Hashanah Explained

Most people don’t realize, but Chanukah isn’t that big a deal in Judaism. It really only became important because the Jewish kids were...