Thoughts on Thanksgiving

I'm afraid of the impression we're making, we Americans, as I browse my favorite dirty little secret website, the Daily Mail UK, and read the post titles about America's Thanksgiving holiday. Titles with words like shopping and bargains and outrage. Sigh. This is what we're telling the world that we're about? This is how we … Continue reading Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Writing my son’s college essay (in my mind)

Dear Prospective College Admissions Officer - Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I can only imagine how many of these letters you must read and how difficult it must be to evaluate potential students from mere words and numbers on a page. Since neither words nor numbers adequately describe my oldest … Continue reading Writing my son’s college essay (in my mind)

Don’t cook tonight!

How about eating for a good cause instead? New World Bistro & Bar is generously donating 15% of tonight's sales to the DelSo's very own Normanskill Farm. Why not save that bunch of kale and box of Annie's for another night and instead head to NWBB for something a bit more interesting? The Normanskill Farm … Continue reading Don’t cook tonight!

All these lines on my face getting clearer

Sometimes I feel like my face is a science experiment. It seems like in the last couple of years my cumulative years of living have really started to display themselves - on my face. There are new creases and wrinkles, evidence of the passage of time and, most especially, of living. I have mixed feelings … Continue reading All these lines on my face getting clearer

Twelve ways to be popular – in 3 easy steps

1. Get yourself invited to a party. 2. Stop at Cheesecake Machismo and select 12 individual slices arranged into a Frankencake for $40. 3. Prepare to be the most popular party guest. I love Cheesecake Machismo. I don't get there too often because I have no self-control when it comes to their cheesecake. If you … Continue reading Twelve ways to be popular – in 3 easy steps

I think the cops are watching me…

…and I’m okay with that. My usual running route is a 5-mile loop around New Scotland Avenue and Whitehall Road. Often I see a police cruiser drive past, usually more than once, and I always feel reassured by their presence. It’s comforting to know that there are police officers around observing the neighborhood and keeping … Continue reading I think the cops are watching me…