Halloween Has Gone to the Dogs

18 Oct


Before the charcoal on the Labor Day barbecue grill cools, we are bombarded by… ARRGH!


Orange and black invade the retail world. Pumpkins, creepy decorations, and feed bags of over-priced CANDY block the aisles of every store – including the pet store.

Which brings us to the burning question – who is your dog going “to be” for Halloween?

And when did dogs start wearing Halloween costumes anyway?


Time: 7 Reasons I’m too Busy

11 Oct


Time. Where does it go?

There is never enough time.

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I’m too busy to come to your Halloween party because…

  • Been sweating the small stuff – it’s all small stuff – one pit stain at a time.


  • Been thinking deeply about the significance of decorative coastal hardware.


The WEIRD News of The Week: True or False?

4 Oct


WEIRD 7: The news wasn’t merely horrible this week – it was WEIRD!

Weird News of The Week


  • Can you hear me now? In the Bahamas, a woman swimming with the dolphins dropped her cell phone into the ocean, then was amazed when a dolphin retrieved it.


  • In Maine, a dog drove a truck into a lake – and didn’t get a DUI.


Health & Wellness: 7 Tips for the Weary

27 Sep


Do you worry about health and wellness?

Do you frantically google every weird symptom?

Do you subscribe to Prevention Magazine and read every word religiously?

Health Tips for the Weary

To health with it!

7 TIPS your doctor won’t share with you, but I will:

  • Don’t take a diuretic or a laxative before a lengthy car trip.


  • Oil pulling – it’s not for amateurs. Get a coach.


  • Too much refined sugar will neither make you refined nor sweet.


Yo! September IS National Yoga Month

17 Sep


In honor of September, National Yoga Month.

Let’s all breathe, bend, stretch…

Totally Enlightened is a quirky satire written by and starring “Yoga Rebel” Tara Stiles.


Yoga is the new black. Namaste and Ouch.


Tennis Over Age 40 Anybody? Get Game!

7 Sep


Who’s watching the U.S. Open?

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Tennis is a lot of fun, and – like aging – a great source for humor.

Woo Hoo! I have a piece on playing tennis after age 40 in the NEW anthology curated by the fabulous Brenda Elsagher

Your Glasses Are on Top of Your Head: Tales of Life, Longevity, and Laughter

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Lots of funny and interesting writers are represented in this collection.

Thanks for checking it out! Paperback book is available on Amazon

Issues, Issues: We All Have ‘Em

28 Aug


Issues. Problems. Difficulties.

We all have issues

Issues, Issues: We All Have 'Em

I feel your pain.

  • You see oddball smiley faces in kernels of corn. And you photograph them.


Going On Vacation? A Message From Your Cat

21 Aug


This is a message (heh, a threat you say?) from me, your imperious cat.


Planning on leaving me (your cherished feline pet) at home while you go on a business trip or (how dare you) a fancy vacation is a provocation at best, and, at worst, an act of war.


Vacation? A Message from Your Cat

    Do I look pleased?


May I remind you… Actions have consequences! […]

Summer Beach Bummers

14 Aug


Fun in the sun isn’t always fun.

A day at the beach can be more misery than merriment.

And now they tell us sunscreen gives us cancer? Ain’t that sweet 🙂

My 15 summer bummers… What are yours?

1.   Swimsuit wardrobe malfunction when faking bravado on the Boogie Board

2.   Sunburn on private parts

3.   Younger, slimmer, and obviously wealthier women donning floss bikinis, spray tans, and serious diamond earrings

4.   Being buried in bacteria filthy, crab infested, scalding sand for the amusement and photo opp pleasure of loved ones

5.   People who use “summer” as a verb, but not “budget” as a verb […]

20 Tips from My Snarky Teen

7 Aug


Tina Fey‘s 5 year old daughter Alice says crazy funny things all the time. She’s constantly cracking Tina up. How cute!

Did I say… she’s five?

As daughters become older, they become increasingly brutal entertaining and wise – especially with their advice.



Tips From My Teen

  •   Lose the Carol Brady haircut.
  •   Nothing dates you more than saying “groovy.”
  •   Don’t chat with the grocery store cashier like she’s a long lost BFF.