Tag: New York City

  • Madame Fortuna Knows All

    Madame Fortuna Knows All

    UPDATE: This post has been updated with a bonus Halloween recipe from my YouTube channel: GRAVEYARD LASAGNA  Some people put more effort into decorating for Halloween than Radio City Music Hall puts into their Christmas Spectacular.  All over the suburbs, homes are festooned with strands of orange lights, giant spiders dangling from rooftops, goblins and witches […]

  • Fibs, Lies and Chinese Turkey Rolls

    Fibs, Lies and Chinese Turkey Rolls

    New parents can be pretty amusing as they rattle off all the things they will never do with their children.  Some declarations are honorable: I’ll never serve fast food to my kids!  Some are sensible but unrealistic: I’ll never let them stay up past ten o’clock on a school night!  Some are control-freaky and horrible: […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]