Top 10 List of Why You Should Pack Light

Aug 02

Top 10 List of Why You Should Pack Light

So I’m back from my trip, filled with memories, some new friends, a few extra pounds, and the following advice for your next trip. Although, as I’m well aware, unless you’re very wise, secure, and have not an ounce of vanity, you will not heed this. Anyway, here goes: The Top Ten List of Why To Pack Light #10 When you get to wherever you’re...

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The 11 Stages of Packing Again. . .

Jul 02

The 11 Stages of Packing Again. . .

Yes, yes, I know. Grief has only seven stages. But this is more complicated. Stage 1: Regret: Why am I taking this trip? Why? Because it’s a Baltic cruise, a dream of mine, that’s why! This cruise goes to places like Copenhagen, where I’ll finally get to see the Little Mermaid, to Gothenburg, Sweden, for which I have a handwritten itinerary from the only...

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The Royal Blogger Tells All

May 22

The Royal Blogger Tells All

Did you notice something “off” about the Royal Wedding ? No, not your TV set. That baby was on. Certainly not the royal newlyweds! Not even the most cold-hearted person in the kingdom (any kingdom) could fail to notice that if these two were any more “on,” they’d need, immediately, a room not merely a chapel. Nor am I referring to Oprah...

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The Girl Phantom . . . Unmasked!

Apr 22

The Girl Phantom . . . Unmasked!

Long ago and far away, in a galaxy known as The Silver Age of Comics, I was young and broke, and talked my way into writing a comic for King Features. I had gone to the editor, the esteemed Bill Harris, looking for freelance work. He was very nice and extremely encouraging, except for one thing. “Women,” he said, “don’t write comics.” Harrumph. I left his office...

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Can You Handle The Truth?

Mar 20

Can You Handle The Truth?

HANDLE it? Can you even TELL the truth? Jack Nicholson didn’t think so in A Few Good Men. And who are we to argue with Jack? The truth is that in our brave new world of alternative facts, no one looks fat in those jeans, every child is a genius, every dog is adorable (Or is it the other way around?), and everything you serve your guests is the best Whatever It...

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