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  • Patching Things Up

    Patching Things Up

    Have you ever used a transdermal patch?  It’s like a George Foreman grill for the body: Set it and forget it!  When you slap on one of those babies, you can passively self-medicate for hours or even days without a second thought. If you’re not familiar with them, here’s how they work…gluey plastic patches, laced […]

  • Next stop, Willoughby!

    Next stop, Willoughby!

    If you are a fan of the old Twilight Zone reruns, you may have seen the episode about an overwhelmed and hen-pecked executive who dozes off on a commuter train. His dreams take him back to 1888 and the idyllic, wholesome town of Willoughby. Well, I’m here to tell you, Willoughby really exists. You’ll find […]

  • Please Release Me

    Please Release Me

    Parents have lots of endearing nicknames for their kids: Budgie, Smoojie, Jellybean…  For occasions when their children are being needy, I’ve heard parents call them Velcro, The Warden, The Cling-On… And during those especially trying times: The Barnacle or The Hemorrhoid (always said with love, of course).  In our house, you would be known as […]

  • Fluffy Rosner, Guest Blogger

    Fluffy Rosner, Guest Blogger

    This will be a short post because I don’t have thumbs, so typing is kind of hard for me. I’m filling in for my mom because she went on vacation…without me. I’m not saying I should have gone with her…and daddy…and my brother…and my sister (basically everybody else, but me). I know it’s hard to […]

  • TotallyClassyItalian!®

    TotallyClassyItalian!®

    For some reason, it seems everybody wants to be Italian.  “Who can blame them?” you ask.  After all, consider the gloriousness Italians have contributed to art, medicine, literature, gastronomy, and politics (okay, maybe not politics).  Look at the legions of spectacular Italians throughout history, such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Dante, DeNiro, or the unparalleled Medici […]

  • Don’t Have My Cow, Man!

    Don’t Have My Cow, Man!

    If you were driving from Southhampton to New York City, late on a summer afternoon in 2006, you may have seen something peculiar. Many people did a double-take, disbelieving their eyes. Is that…? No, it couldn’t be… It wasn’t a bird. It wasn’t a plane. It was Hubby, tootling along Route 27. He had the […]

  • A Man For All People

    A Man For All People

    It was late on the Christmas night of Hubby’s 48th year.  We were all sitting around the dining room table, digesting our dessert.  Suddenly, from out of nowhere, he turned to me and stated, “I know what I want for my 50th birthday.” I didn’t like the way he said it.  Maybe it was the […]

  • Siri-ously?

    Siri-ously?

    Can we all agree that relationships are tricky? Sometimes, the most difficult ones are with those closest to us. Take, for example, the small woman who lives within my iPhone. Her name is Siri, and I carry her around in my purse. When we first met, Siri and I had a great time together. We’d […]

  • Mine Eyes Have Seen The Gaudy

    Mine Eyes Have Seen The Gaudy

    Whenever the Fourth of July rolls around, I start reminiscing about 1976.  It was, of course, the 200th anniversary of our nation’s sovereignty.  For the year leading up to it, our collective American consciousness was obsessed with all things Bicentennial. As the world’s leaders in conspicuous consumption, what better way for Americans to mark such […]

  • RIGHTEOUS!

    RIGHTEOUS!

    Many people of the cloth speak of the “calling” which led them to religious service.  My friend, Jane, was a New Jersey housewife (a real one, not a Real one), when she got the call.  Now Jane is a Vicar, enrolled in an intensive four-year program to become a Lutheran minister.  A relative of my […]