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Victoria's New Secret
2022-08-13 16:15
The clothing company Victoria's Secret has always showcased beautiful models with incredibly toned bodies looking sexy in underwear and lingerie. The store's mannequins reflected those ideal… Read More
2022-08-10 22:05
Call me old-fashioned -- I've been called a lot worse -- but if someone is going to stick a tiny camera into my vagina and move it around for twenty-five minutes to have a look-see, I'd pref… Read More
Stop Nazi Fever!
2022-08-09 12:53
I read this morning that scientists at Pfizer are working on a vaccine for Lyme disease. That's good, but really I think they should stop all work on everything else and put their best effor… Read More
Everyone Dies; Get Used To It
2022-08-08 13:05
Sometimes reading the news can be a real eye-opene. Whether in print or online, it's full of stories about how people died. Car crashes are quite popular; just this morning I read of a famil… Read More
Death Of A Non-Celebrity
2022-08-06 16:51
Every day for the last week I have checked the newspapers for the obituary of my friend Debra who died on July 22, to no avail. I understand that her family is bereft beyond words and can ba… Read More
No Cure For Grief
2022-08-03 21:42
I guess I don't have that kind.I have hands-on proof that ingesting any sort of food or drink does not alleviate the symptoms of grief when you are mourning the loss of a loved one, but cert… Read More
Nancy In Taiwanland
2022-08-03 00:46
The secrets and lies of our government are so tangled and deep, we silly little mortals know nothing about what's really going on. If you think the non-stop bloviation coming from the anchor… Read More
Things I Tell Myself
2022-08-02 17:37
Be on the lookout for one of these.I am trying to get a grip on myself over how devastated I am by the loss of my friend who died in a car accident recently. It was shocking and sudden with… Read More
How Jews Mourn
2022-08-01 13:12
Upon the death of a mutual friend, I spoke with a non-Jew who told me, a Jew, that, "according to Jewish law, you sit shiva for a week and then it's business as usual." In case you care, thi… Read More
A Sudden Death
2022-07-31 19:37
Debra, her husband Art, me and my husband Mitch, years ago.I found out yesterday that my best friend, who I have written about numerous times in this very blog, was killed in a car accident… Read More
The Dallas M-words
2022-07-27 14:55
One of the Dallas CowboysThe owner of the Dallas Cowboys had to apologize yesterday for using a normal word that has now been turned into a slur by the  woke dimwits who are constantly… Read More
Almost Everyone Is Welcome
2022-07-24 17:53
I recently went out to dinner at one of those very woke restaurants I usually avoid, but the dinner was to celebrate my husband's birthday and he is supremely awake. This restaurant is so wo… Read More
Goodbye To Butterflies
2022-07-22 19:56
According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the monarch butterfly is two steps away from becoming extinct. This news was delivered in an article in today's Wall Stre… Read More
Empty Lives
2022-07-20 14:50
In what way has your life been impacted by the recent marriage of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? Unless you live in Hollywood and know the pair personally, I'm betting not all. Yet still we… Read More
2022-07-19 12:17
While I really enjoy living and dearly want to continue doing it, the state of the world is so abysmal that I'll be okay when it's time for me to move on. One thing that has me shaking my he… Read More
2022-07-15 13:10
I've been reading, from a variety of sources, that people consider abortion "the most pressing issue facing our country." Really? So women having unprotected sex and getting pregnant, which… Read More
Human Sexuality For Dummies
2022-07-15 11:13
I just found out that I am a sapiosexual! This means I am only able to become attracted to people who are intelligent. I always knew I was different, starting in high school when I became ob… Read More
Taco Jill
2022-07-13 14:22
It's known fact that Joe Biden is a sad mess. But until now, who knew his wife was too? Recently Dr. Jill told a group of Latinos that they are "As diverse as breakfast tacos."  Th… Read More
Film Review: FAREWELL TO ADVENTURE
2022-07-11 13:54
Bob Shepton at the helm of his beloved sailboat.A 28-minute documentary that might be hard to find but I'm betting it's out there somewhere (try Vimeo.com), Farewell to Adventure was screene… Read More
2022-07-11 00:53
Here's part of a letter to the editor printed in today's New York Times:"I needed tampons the day I got my double mastectomy. When I made the choice to exert my bodily autonomy and get lifes… Read More
All The Bad News Fit To Print
2022-07-10 22:01
Sunday is the day we get the New York Times. We buy it for the magazine crossword puzzle and usually I don't look at anything else, but today I decided to leaf through the other pages in hop… Read More
What Are Your Nouns?
2022-07-09 17:37
Everyone is all caught up with their pronouns, like that's the most important thing in life suddenly. But what about nouns? They are the real deal, way more important than pronouns. Without… Read More
It's All Bad News, But Have A Nice Day!
2022-07-08 12:37
I have decided to become an isolationist. This is an act of self-preservation, as I don't want to end up hanging myself from a doorknob or shooting myself in the head or loading my pockets w… Read More
The One Where Everyone Was White
2022-07-07 14:28
I guess the one where Ross got too tan doesn't count.So now the producer of "Friends," the popular 90's sitcom, is donating $4 million to somewhere, God knows where, to make up for the show… Read More
Our Very Modern Dilemma
2022-07-07 12:01
As a member of the Woodstock Generation I understand that I am super cool, very smart, and wise in the ways the world; we all are. But lately I have been noticing that I am totally out of to… Read More
Can She Really Be Next In Line?
2022-07-06 12:08
I was still a little groggy having just gotten up and had only a few sips of coffee, so when I opened my computer to a headline that read, "We need to end this horror!" above a photograph of… Read More
Craziness At The Post Office
2022-07-05 20:40
I went to our little South Freeport post office to pick up a package that had been delivered there. The guy ahead of me was hoping to mail a package, but apparently it was not to be. Our reg… Read More
The Terror Of Neighborhood Thugs
2022-07-05 13:34
I was enjoying a second cup of coffee with my breakfast and appreciating the serenity of our lovely backyard woods when suddenly an ungodly shrieking pierced the silence, rudely interrupting… Read More
Scheduling Death
2022-07-02 12:48
2022 Mercedes: $80,900 is fine if you die before the first payment.It's very annoying, not to say inconvenient, not knowing when you will die. For example, my husband and I were plannin… Read More
Crawling Down Memory Lane
2022-06-30 18:43
The worst thing about Facebook, besides the obvious, is how often older people -- okay, old people -- post pictures from their youth and everyone who knew them back in high school comments o… Read More
The Other Pandemic
2022-06-30 00:05
Here's what I don't get: Exactly what was wrong with Trump as president? Things were fine in almost every area. I say "almost" because along came COVID in his last term, but that was beyond… Read More
What I Heard Could Fill A Bookl
2022-06-29 13:33
In 1979 I was living in Washington, DC and accepted a job with the Democratic National Committee as Art Director for the 1980 Convention. In that capacity I moved to Manhattan for six weeks… Read More
About That Abortion Thing
2022-06-28 13:32
Everyone should quit their bellyaching and take a look at the facts. I'm not suggesting that women (whatever they are) give up sex entirely. But there are times during the menstrual cycle wh… Read More
Politics, Picasso And Me
2022-06-27 20:43
Painting by Pablo PicassoWe used to have a lot of friends in our neighborhood. We'd have couples over for dinner and they reciprocated. Or I'd meet one of the other women for lunch in Portla… Read More
A False Sense Of Security
2022-06-26 17:51
Seaside PavilionLast night my husband and I attended an outdoor concert held in a popular Maine beach town. The promotional material promised we would be "thrilled by the music while enjoyin… Read More
2022-06-25 19:44
Actress Rita Moreno was fabulous as Anita in the original 1961 version of "West Side Story." She was a great dancer and read her lines well. Good thing she had lines, though, because her own… Read More
Film Review: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
2022-06-24 18:43
The Miserable Hoover Family, locked together in a VW bus.In his 2006 review when this film was released, my favorite movie critic Roger Ebert, now deceased, called Little Miss Sunshine,&nbsp&hell…Read More
Racism Under Every Rock
2022-06-23 19:17
The sign shown above was posted on the door of an insurance agency in a small town in Maine. The poster said she meant no harm and was just being "snarky," apologizing that it might have bee… Read More
Just Say No To Nude Pickleball
2022-06-23 13:07
"At the Beach Playa" by Fernando BoteroThere's a heated controversy afoot on Nantucket Island concerning whether or not that ritzy town should permit nude beaches. While I haven't been there… Read More
Film Review: PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
2022-06-23 12:04
Peggy Sue accepting her crown, right before she konks out.For anyone like me who missed this magical film when it was released in 1986, fire up the Hulu and see it now. Directed by Fran… Read More
The Worst Thing About Marriage
2022-06-22 13:42
Monogamy aside, the worst thing about marriage is how it drags you through life shackled to another person, your own desires held hostage by the relationship. Sometimes it doesn't matter, li… Read More
It's Father's Dayteenth!
2022-06-19 15:19
In our house we are celebrating Father's Day, even though it is suddenly "Juneteenth" today and tomorrow is a day off for everyone, even white folks. It means nothing me to except that the p… Read More
Taking It To The Streets
2022-06-18 22:52
Our little town of Freeport may have more than its share of unsophisticated folks who have never been out of the state of Maine, but it's certainly not short on political correctness. The To… Read More
2022-06-16 12:19
Finally I found a diagnosis for what's wrong with me! I can't believe it's taken so long but at least I have it now, and it explains so much. I cannot be held responsible for my erratic beha… Read More
The Last Blog Post
2022-06-15 20:53
I can't write this blog anymore because humor died along with Joan Rivers in 2014. I began this as a humor blog in 2007 and slowly it has morphed into a complaint department about the a… Read More
Pre-School Drag Queen Story Hour
2022-06-14 20:02
 SAN LORENZO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a possible hate crime after a group of men allegedly shouted homophobic and anti-LGBTQ slurs during a Drag Queen Story H… Read More
Heaven On Earth At The Audi Dealership
2022-06-13 22:09
Four days ago a UPS delivery guy alerted us to a flat tire on my car parked in our driveway. I was glad it hadn't happened while I was driving, but I wasn't glad it had happened. Being an ol… Read More
Celebrating Pride Month
2022-06-12 14:34
Many if not all of the LGBTQ folks have their panties in a knot because Governor Ron DeSantis, a.k.a. our next president, is planning to speak at a Jewish Leadership Conference in New York C… Read More
Democrats: Stuck In A Rut
2022-06-10 14:03
Pity the poor Democrats. They are stuck in a rut and can't get out of it no matter how hard they try, maybe because they never try. The rut is named Donald Trump, and they hate his guts now… Read More
Choosing Abortion
2022-06-09 17:44
It recently occurred to me that the popular euphemism for ending a pregnancy -- "a woman's right to choose"-- is actually incomplete. It should be "a woman's right to choose abortion," since… Read More
A Bad Night Out
2022-06-09 12:51
Last evening my husband and I went to a nearby restaurant to attend a political function. The place was one of those new craft breweries that are popping up everywhere -- here in our little… Read More
It's Pretty Funny.....Not
2022-06-08 20:57
It's pretty funny that the bunch of lunatic protesters waving signs and chanting outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh early this morning and calling him a "murderer" for… Read More
2022-06-07 12:29
Friendship is a funny thing. While all relationships go through some rough patches occasionally, a friendship is optional and should enhance your life rather than be a pain in the ass you ha… Read More
Film Review: MINORITY REPORT
2022-06-04 18:13
Tom Cruise in a scary eyeball moment.Since I missed it when it was released in 2002 I figured I'd play catch-up and boost my movie creds by watching Minority Report. Starring Tom Cruise and… Read More
Don't Believe Everything You Read
2022-06-03 15:43
So many things we read on the Internet are wrong. For example, the information posted in the illustration shown at left. Lies, all of them. Or if not lies then simply un-truisms, at least fo… Read More
2022-06-02 20:45
What do you do when you send someone a gift and they don't acknowledge it? Do you ask if they received it? But what if you know they received it because you got a note from the sender (Amazo… Read More
2022-06-01 23:47
"Our hearts go out to the families of the children killed in Uvalde, Texas." So says every politician, in fact every single person involved in or hearing about the debacle, from the police t… Read More
Singing The American Blues
2022-05-29 18:51
America is no longer a good place to live. In case you disagree, consider the following:Racism is soaring like never before thanks to the Democrats making everything about race, from appoint… Read More
It's Not About Politics
2022-05-29 16:18
Many years ago, a close old friend of mine from college days declared he could no longer participate in our relationship because I had voted for George W. Bush. "That's it," he said on the p… Read More
Trump Goes Unquoted
2022-05-28 14:18
 “If the United States has $40 billion to send to Ukraine, we should be able to do whatever it takes to keep our children safe at home. We spent trillions in Iraq, trillions in Af… Read More
Sorry Mom And Dad, It's On You
2022-05-27 20:46
According to the mother of the teen-age gunman who shot 19 adorable and innocent children in cold blood, in the face, as he looked straight into their pleading, tearful eyes, her son was "no… Read More
2022-05-26 12:32
My husband's fat, brain-washed nephew Keith posted the usual loony left inanities on Facebook yesterday, as he always does since he is a paid foot-soldier in their army, working for some gra… Read More
Ricky Gervais Says What Most People Think
2022-05-25 14:41
A new Netflix special causing a stir gives British comic Ricky Gervais a bare stage and an hour and 19 minutes to say whatever the heck he wants. Much of it is funny, while some of it is har… Read More
The Lies They Tell Us
2022-05-24 21:39
First there was Covid, and now Monkeypox. Obviously God is pissed! And who could blame Him?* Teaching impressionable kindergarteners that "sometimes the doctors make mistakes when they assig… Read More
COVID Lessons
2022-05-23 16:41
Happily, COVID has left our home. It spent nine days with us and was a crummy guest causing us great inconvenience, especially my husband who actually had it living in his body. Hopefully it… Read More
Thanks For Nothing, Hillary
2022-05-21 18:01
Surprise, surprise! It turns out that Hillary Clinton gave the go-ahead to her campaign manager, Robbie Mook, to leak false information concerning Donald Trump's alleged "connections" with R… Read More
Trust But Verify
2022-05-20 20:50
Some crazy things turn out to be true.According to a friend of the woman involved, Elon Musk allegedly asked a flight attendant who is also a masseuse for a hand job in exchange for the gift… Read More
Series Review: LIVING WITH YOURSELF
2022-05-20 12:39
Paul Rudd and Paul RuddIt's perplexing that some TV shows become so wildly popular that everyone hears about them and then rushes to see them (mostly to say they saw them), while others come… Read More
Don't Vote If You're Dumb
2022-05-19 14:00
Conventional wisdom and Madison Avenue seem to believe that most Americans are either morons or idiots. What I saw that made this clear was an article entitled, "How to Organize Your Refrige… Read More
The Decline Of The Democrats
2022-05-18 13:21
I was always a Democrat without question, like my parents taught me. But then things started going downhill, forcing me to take a closer look at things. It started when Bill Clinton wen… Read More
Kamala Needs To Stop Working
2022-05-16 18:34
Poor Kamala. Apparently the job has been too much for our VP, the first woman of any color to hold the esteemed position. Her most recent speech at the internationally broadcast Associa… Read More
COVID Comes Calling
2022-05-16 12:47
It took more than two years but finally it got us. Well, not us but my husband, however I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before I also test positive for Covid. To be honest, I can't w… Read More
Chinese Solution For A Chinese Problem
2022-05-13 10:37
Suddenly, it's like everyone I know has Covid. This is a new development for me since until about a week ago I knew only one person who had contracted the virus. Now it's springing up everyw… Read More
Dumb Voters
2022-05-12 14:18
There is a headline in today's Wall Street Journal that I find disturbing. No, it isn't about the war in Ukraine or rising inflation or the comeback of Covid or the abortion thing. It's this… Read More
2022-05-11 14:49
My friend Mary, who is very woke and works hard to remain so, recently told me she doesn't like the way I think and wants me to feel differently about a number of issues. Of course I could l… Read More
Why Can't We All Get Along?
2022-05-10 22:24
The last week has been a revelation. My husband and I took a trip with another couple whose political beliefs differ from ours and we all got along great. We discussed politics and abortion… Read More
Pin Your Hopes On Acupuncture
2022-04-28 23:38
I'm telling you people -- for whatever ails you, acupuncture is the answer. I wasted six months of my waning life going to see traditional doctors and physical therapists, none of whom made… Read More
2022-04-27 18:35
A few hours ago, because Elon Musk bought Twitter and promised to make it a level playing field, I decided to sign up. I am already sorry. Since signing on I have received three e-mails… Read More
I'm A Gender Outlaw
2022-04-27 13:28
According to a certain segment of society (and a neighbor of mine), there are now 72 genders. Choosing one is so hard, it's worse than going to Gelato Fiasco.  But finally I have s… Read More
I Miss Joan Rivers
2022-04-26 18:15
Being alive now is so tiring. Everything becomes a political issue.A friend of mine just finished raking me over the coals, in person, for writing "crude things" in past blogs. She said she… Read More
2022-04-25 13:27
Taking a cue from Kanye West, now Ye, I'm thinking of changing my name to something more contemporary. Something cooler. "Andrea" is so yesterday, and I want to be hip and with it and now, e… Read More
2022-04-25 11:49
I'm a little worried about myself because I just read about someone who is supposedly a "trailblazing global superstar" named Janelle Monae and I never heard of her. Where have I been? I mea… Read More
2022-04-22 20:55
Just get acupuncture, it works!This morning I had a surrealistic visit at a doctor's office that begs retelling. I shall not name the doctor or the orthopedic office located at 33 Sewall Str… Read More
This Will Make Your Head Spin
2022-04-22 11:44
Who knew he was Jewish?What passes for journalism these days is a laugh riot. Twenty years ago when I was writing feature articles for the Washington Post, my perfectionist editor held my fe… Read More
I Miss Ted Lasso
2022-04-21 20:24
I've been pretty depressed for the last few months and haven't really known why. Yes, the murder of thousands of innocents and the destruction of beautiful old buildings and entire towns in… Read More
Sleepy Village Wakes Up
2022-04-20 13:00
Freeport, Maine, 19 miles north of Portland and the gateway to the charming villages dotting the coast leading up to the crown jewel of Acadia National Park, has for years been the virtual s… Read More
Brain Dead
2022-04-15 11:55
These days most people are brain dead, or to put it more accurately, brainless. But it doesn't matter since in 2022, having a brain is so yesterday. If you have access to Twitter, Facebook a… Read More
15 Weeks
2022-04-14 20:09
Today Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a ban on abortions past 15 weeks in the state of Florida. Online, people are flipping out over this, calling him "a monster" who is "trying to con… Read More
Even Grannies Can Suck
2022-04-14 13:44
D.C. Comic's "Granny Goodness"The word "grandmother" is often stuck into headlines to garner sympathy for whoever is being discussed, like we should feel so sad because the poor granny could… Read More
Series Review: IS IT CAKE?
2022-04-13 13:14
Contestant Andrew Fuller doing his baking thing.Inflation is at a 40-year high. Russia continues to obliterate Ukraine villages and kill civilians. All of Shanghai is on lockdown because of… Read More
2022-04-12 13:34
Now entering the seventh month of knee pain, I can finally say it's better and even almost gone completely! This miracle -- I see it as a miracle since I have prayed every day for the last 2… Read More
2022-04-11 13:07
If you have a lick of sense you see the Internet as a cesspool of lies, innuendo, half-truths and scurrilous rumors. You also know that it can often be your best friend, like if you don't kn… Read More
Another Black On The Supreme Court. Yawn.
2022-04-08 19:01
It's all so confusing. We were taught that we're supposed to treat everyone as equals. And as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the all-seeing, all-knowing God of black wisdom, famously said… Read More
2022-04-07 18:22
One morning last October I woke up and noticed that my knee hurt. No big deal, I thought I might have pulled a muscle at the gym the day before. But it got worse and eventually took over my… Read More
Some Lives Are Better Than Others
2022-04-06 14:58
Real people live here year-round.I follow a family on Facebook that lives on Mohegan Island, a paradise located 12 miles off the coast of Maine. I've been going there in summer since 1970. O… Read More

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