Nothing has aggravated my writerly sensibilities as much as a recent review in the Atlantic that bashed writer Joyce Maynard for being the "Queen of Oversharing." Except maybe those critics who bashed her for writing about JD Salinger, a man who had a totally inappropriate relationship with her when . . .
I don't know about you, but when I've got some down time, waiting in line for example, or even at home, I'll grab my phone for a quick diversion, like Words with Friends or Solitaire. So do millions of other women our age. Mobile gaming isn't just for young people --we're all doing it. In fact, it . . .
If you're around my age you remember those "Calgon, take me away!" TV ads. Yes, that is a live link. But how often have I wished something could transport me away from the horrors of the world today? You, too, probably. So here's a beach reading list full of excellent distractions to take you away . . .
My husband is a logical guy. He started out to be an engineer but he ended up a lawyer in one of the driest areas ever: bank regulatory law. I mean, Zzzzzz. To me. I'm not even sure he understands what New Age means. But when he was told he had to have surgery that would mean a painful recovery, I . . .
Or, as I call it: Senior, Stoned and So Over It What happens when an 80-something year old woman tries weed for the first time? She's going to tell you about it below. Oh, and don't let her kid you: she ASKED for the edible. I did NOT suggest it. For the record, I think her exact words were "bring . . .
After the Golden Globes, I saw sporadic criticism of the movie, La La Land from people who didn't think the actors merited the award. "They couldn't sing or dance well." "The story was unrealistic." "LA isn't like that." "The ending was hokey." Blah blah blah. Well, I saw the film and I loved . . .
I read a good novel the other day. Daughter of Ishmael, Promised Land, Broken Heart by Diane Stringam Tolley. Not only good. More than good, even! I'm a big fan of stories that transport me to another land, another era and deeply into a character different than me. Diane's new book is all those . . .
Wandering around the internet you can come across some pretty cool things. Like Cool People Care, a socially responsible company that markets products with a message--and donates a portion of the proceeds to causes represented by the goods. It's making a difference and providing an opportunity for . . .
THIS IS A POST FOR WOMEN AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM My mother never talked about menopause. She appeared to slide right through without a single symptom that she mentioned--or that I saw. When I hit my late 40s, I noticed that my interest in intimacy had disappeared-- something that was very out of . . .
Books. One of my friends has a holiday tradition--she gives holiday books each Christmas. I was lucky enough to get one. But I also have one you can give for holiday gifts. It's called Gnome for Christmas and it's written by my dear friend, Diane Stringam Tolley, whose engaging writing I love. So . . .