Medical Whack-A-Mole

Jan 30

Medical Whack-A-Mole

Whack any moles lately?Bet you have. It’s sad but true that unless you’re obscenely young, you have a fluctuating variety of minor (we hope) medical ailments popping up all the time.It is truly like playing Whack-A-Mole. Only with doctors.Sometimes it’s actually a mole. The dermatologist gets to whack that one. But then it’s your back. Did you...

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The Case of the Closely Clutched Casseroles

Jan 23

The Case of the Closely Clutched Casseroles

“Widows are the most hated women in New York.”What? No, really! I read that in the Times a short time after I became a widow, 7 years ago, and I am still fuming. Is this a case of holding a grudge far too long, or am I merely being realistic?I, as you probably have guessed, choose the latter. There is an image, which has not changed in those 7 years, of...

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Listen, Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Jan 16

Listen, Do You Want to Know a Secret?

  When I was younger, so much younger than today . . . yes, I listened to the Beatles, just like everyone else. But I also had a fantasy that I think is somewhat unique.When I’m 64, I thought to myself, I would become a kind of geriatric Eloise living at the Plaza Hotel. Imagine that!If you remember your children’s literature, Eloise was an irrepressible and...

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OPENING ACT

Jan 09

OPENING ACT

  Congratulations! You have reached, possibly by computer error, the very first post in the new blog: MY AGE IS UNLISTED! This site used to be called: I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M NOT BITTER, and while it’s true that we must never become embittered, it’s also true that we have become older. So we need, more than ever, to see something funny in the...

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What’s With “THE WEIGHT?”

Jun 21

What’s With “THE WEIGHT?”

We all love the song “The Weight” by The Band. It’s #41 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time, and makes my personal Top Ten List. I first wrote about it in 2010 and have thought about it often since then. I still have no idea what it means. But after what seemed like an eternity staying in place with Covid, and in an effort to ignore...

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Dudeism Abides

May 31

Dudeism Abides

Dudeism, Dudes! The new religion that’s not exactly sweeping the country, but could be the perfect theology for these troubled times. Actually, it’s not that new: it was formed in 2005 by journalist Oliver Benjamin, inspired by the cult movie, The Big Lebowski, featuring The Dude, AKA Jeff Bridges. I just learned about it now from a feature on TV about a NYC...

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