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Why Updating My Mom’s Christmas Card List Drove Me To Drink

My mother needed her Christmas card list updated because – well there’s no gentle way to put it – because her friends keep dying.  Since I printed her address labels the year after my dad died, the maintenance of her Christmas card list

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Posted in Christmas, comedy, holidays, humor, mother daughter, News

Book Review – No Land’s Man by Aasif Mandvi

I’ve signed on to do book reviews for the New York Journal of Books.  Here is my first!  It’s on Aasif Mandvi’s essay collection, No Land’s Man Perhaps you know Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show.  I didn’t, however. Because I

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Posted in book review, comedy, Writing

Bulky Trash – I Love You

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Is it time for the holidays already? No. It’s Bulky Item Trash Pick-up week! I can hardly contain my excitement whenever I receive the postcard from the rubbish company announcing that we

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Posted in comedy, holidays, Home, humor

Driven to Distraction

MORE ROAD RAGE! Okay I’m back at work again which means three hours round trip commute, which means three hours in my car in L.A. traffic, which means three hours of Road Rage!

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Posted in advertising, business, comedy, culture, humor, Uncategorized, work

My Column in Working Mother Magazine

Here’s a humor piece I wrote that was in the Feb/March issue of Working Mother Magazine.  I wrote it last year when I was trying to talk to my daughter while editing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

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Posted in comedy, Family, humor, kids, parenting

Don’t Call Me Ma’am

(Post Featured on Freshly Pressed!) There is a single word in the English language that has the power to ruin my whole day.  That word is Ma’am. I could be having a perfectly fine day – a great day even

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Posted in aging, beauty, comedy, culture, Uncategorized, women

Out, Damned Spot

I’ve never understood how otherwise sensible people let themselves get carried away with cosmetic procedures.  Can’t they see there’s a point where they start to look worse instead of better? I suppose they begin by wanting a minor fix and

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Posted in aging, comedy, cosmetic surgery, health, illness, life, medical, plastic surgery, Uncategorized, women