We’re in the season where millions plan and gather for dinner, drinks, and gifts. That’s right, the holidays. While this sounds warm and fuzzy, and like angels getting wings left and right, it can actually be down and dirty with relatives arguing on the left and right. We are assailed with messages on television and […]
Jennifer Aniston turned 50 this month! It was big celebrity news! I, too, turned 50 this month! On this milestone birthday, I took a moment to reflect upon the knowledge and skillsets vital at the half-century mark. By 50, you should have: ■ A retirement plan. ■ An acceptance that you’ll never retire. ■ A […]
What to wear at work. Can we wear Mrs. Roper Business Casual?
It’s back-to-school season. I know this because I have a raging case of hay fever that has flared up at this time of year every year since Laugh In was still on the air. The nuns at my elementary school had no choice but to conclude I was stoned when I showed up on the […]
How to become the go to car buyer in the family.
Every guest wants to bring the perfect gift. But sometimes, that is easier said than done, even with a registry as your guide. I’ve been married a long time and have quite a few friends in the same boat. Looking around my house, I’m hard-pressed to find any wedding gifts that survived. But, a few […]
Growing up, going on vacation included hours of sitting in the “way back” of a station wagon with my sister until we got “there.” “There” could be anywhere from Florida to Gettysburg to Niagara Falls. This was the 1970s, and unlike today’s parents, adults didn’t spend too much (any) time or energy fretting about entertaining […]