A Chocolate Lover’s List To Live By

Apr 09

A Chocolate Lover’s List To Live By

Ain’t email grand?  The words of wisdom that appeared in my inbox today were written by Regina Brett, a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer who’s a mere 90 years old. (The italics below are mine.)  If you’re in a hurry, go directly to #10. It sums it all up.   1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s good. Or as that great...

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Please Retweet My Tweet!

Apr 30

Please Retweet My Tweet!

“Retweet my tweet!” What is this world coming to? Or more important, what is MY world coming to. I found myself writing this bit of deathless prose to someone who’s helping me with PR for my book, which in case I forgot to mention, is called I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M NOT BITTER. Catchy title, no? No? Then help me come up with something better...

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Anatomy Of A Cold

Apr 22

Anatomy Of A Cold

When A Man Gets A Cold . . . My husband is always shocked (shocked!) when he gets a cold. This happens a few times a year, and the scenario always plays out exactly the same. He comes home looking like hell and announces that he has a cold. Really? I thought the red eyes, the sneezing and the hacking were an allergic reaction. To what? My advice not to go out into...

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My New Favorite Quirky Show

Apr 16

My New Favorite Quirky Show

Doc Martin is Northern Exposure without the moose. I don’t think they have moose in Cornwall, England, where the TV show is filmed, but the fictional town of Portwenn has more than its share of eccentrics, neurotics, and downright lunatics. Doc Martin himself qualifies in at least two of these categories. Not certifiable, but not exactly . . . normal either....

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There Oughtta Be A Law

Apr 08

There Oughtta Be A Law

Dear Reader: These scientific “laws” (some of them mere theories but who are we to quibble) came to me via email, probably forwarded by some guy named Murphy. I’ve added a few comments of my own, so they are now Fortunato’s Laws. There’ll be a short quiz next week, so pay attention: Displacement of WaterWhen the body is fully immersed...

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“GIRLS!” What’s Going On Here?

Apr 25

“GIRLS!” What’s Going On Here?

The least sexy sex I’ve ever seen – anywhere — appears on Girls, the much-acclaimed new show on HBO. The acclaim is deserved: it’s original, funny, sad, witty, on-point, and well written, directed, and acted. The sex, however, is dismal. Hannah, the lead character, is engaged in a joyless relationship with a guy you’d like to leap through the...

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