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  • My dad is the Shecky Greene of the nursing home

    Well technically, he’s my stepfather. My bio-dad died of leukemia when I was three. Mom finally remarried the summer after I graduated from high school. I remember thinking, “geesh, she’s 40, why bother?” What a punk I was! Although my siblings called our new dad...
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  • Not every tat has a tit

    Sometimes a point is so strong, so true there is no counterpoint. Yet the never ending, knee jerk reaction exists to present, or invent, the other side of every single issue on this planet. Yes there are two sides (or more) to every story. But...
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  • Online dating isn’t for me

    I haven’t been on a date in two years.  Or maybe it’s been three.  I do miss the good bits of being in a relationship so, after some encouragement from friends, I joined OurTime – the online dating site for the over 50 crowd.  What...
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  • The Fried Chicken Bucket Challenge

    Good for ALS research!  All those celebs and ordinary people showing the world, or at least their Facebook followers, how much they care.  The challenge was to douse or donate… but by the tally I’m guessing a majority did both. It all started with 29-year-old...
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  • A beginner’s guide to retirement

    Just imagine.  You wake up naturally every day without the jolt of your alarm.  You no longer have hundreds of daily emails you can’t deal with because you’re in endless, pointless meetings.  No silly office politics.  No more rah rah corporate bullshit-of-the-month strategies to increase...
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  • Science schmience

    Marco Rubio doesn’t agree with 97 percent of scientists who have come to the conclusion that humans are causing climate change.  For the record, Marco also doesn’t believe anybody saw him bob and weave for a water bottle during last year’s response to the president’s...
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  • My (not) to-do list

    1.  Don’t ever assume any topic is safe to discuss with my Tea Party brother.  While chatting on FaceTime last week, I brought up the missing plane. “Just imagine,” I said, “if there were more Americans on that flight, this country would go crazy.” “This...
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  • Fifty is the new f*cked

    It’s not the new 40.  It’s certainly not the new 30.  Being in your 50s is a punch to the gut. Oh sure, the signs of aging are gradual, but the minute your first, unsolicited AARP membership card comes in the mail, a bright spotlight...
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  • You’re a fine man, Howard Fineman

    I’ve had a crush on you for quite some time.  When you appear in your contributor role on MSNBC, I stop dead in my tracks.  My right hand instinctively goes for the “+ volume” button on the remote and I am yours for the next...
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