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“What are you leaving for the tip?” my husband asked, studying our share of the dinner check we were splitting with my newish girlfriend and her husband, whom we were meeting for the first time. The restaurant was reasonably priced, so I was stunned when my friend’s husband replied, “Thirty-two.” “That can’t be right,” I […]

Hillary Clinton’s Sensitive Emails Revealed by WikiLeaks

Hillary’s emails disclosed After conducting a lengthy investigation into Clinton’s private email server, the FBI is nearing a verdict whether to seek criminal charges against the former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady. A sampling of the secret exchanges has been released by WikiLeaks? Hillary Clinton Email Archive From: Senior Soulmates To: Hillary Clinton […]

What Really Matters At A Wedding

Because the Ghostbusters, Batman, and reptile lady I’d hired for our son’s early birthday parties had been so well received, I’d expected I would be involved in the planning of his recent wedding. “I’d like you to play ‘Sunrise, Sunset’, ” I told him on the phone. He didn’t respond, which I attributed to their […]

Open letter to Shoshana Roberts

Dear Shoshana, You can trust me on this: street harassment ends. I’ve been walking the streets of New York for decades, often wearing black pants and a black tee shirt very much like what you wore for your ten-hour experiment. While I didn’t get as much attention as you did, I had plenty of offers […]

The Knee Defender: “No way” or “totally”?

“This is your captain. I welcome you to the Passover Flight. On all other flights, we sit upright. But on this flight, we recline. It’s getting worse up there in the air. A new device, The Knee Defender, is being brought on board by those out to make it impossible for the person in the […]

You Can’t Trust Online Reviews

Each time I’m disappointed by a new vacuum cleaner, wine cooler or skin lightener, my husband says, “I told you not to trust online reviews!” That’s also his reaction when I push to try a restaurant that got 40 fabulous reviews minutes after it opened. I’ve accused him of being overly suspicious only to find […]

Lemon Lime

Having a Child: thumbs up…or down?

In 20024 (back when people still had jobs and droves of unpaid interns weren’t yet returning home to their parents) they studied 909 Texas working women, concluding that parenting is not necessarily a source of happiness. Bottom line was creating babies is not something you should try at home. Out of nineteen activities, the women […]

Sh*t Mosaic Artists Say

Fu*k, my nippers broke Ask someone else. I don’t work here. (at Home Depot) Where are the Band-aids? I cut myself. (at CVS) That dark stuff? It’s grout. (at nail salon) My hair? It got messed up by the face mask I wear while grouting. (at hair salon) The red on my nose? Must be […]


11 or so things I want to do before I Die

Those lists, whether it’s 10 or 100, citing things you should do before you die mean nothing to me. I don’t need to go on a gondola in Venice or jump out of an airplane. What if the parachute doesn’t open and, in fact, that’s what causes me to die? I have things I don’t […]