Dudeism Abides

May 31

Dudeism Abides

Dudeism, Dudes! The new religion that’s not exactly sweeping the country, but could be the perfect theology for these troubled times. Actually, it’s not that new: it was formed in 2005 by journalist Oliver Benjamin, inspired by the cult movie, The Big Lebowski, featuring The Dude, AKA Jeff Bridges. I just learned about it now from a feature on TV about a NYC...

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The Invasion of the Pasta People

May 06

The Invasion of the Pasta People

 When Did Everything Change? Some say it was the Vietnam War, when we stopped believing a single word our government said,* including “and” and “the.” Maybe it was when we started calling love affairs “relationships,” thereby sanitizing the romance right out of our sex lives. Or was it the rise of political correctness, when...

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Creative Wallowing 101

May 15

Creative Wallowing 101

 It must have been a jinx . . . After writing a blog about how men, including (or especially) my husband, react to getting colds and how I never catch them . . . Whoops. I got one. Oh nooo! What do I do now? Well, sneeze a lot. Sleep a lot. Watch a lot of Woody Allen movies. One thing I didn’t do was constantly wonder how I got the damn thing. I know how...

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“What You Want, I Shall Give You”

May 08

“What You Want,        I Shall Give You”

Sorry to disappoint you, but no, not really. I’m just quoting the subject of the email I got this morning, and honestly, how could I not open it? So I figured you’d do the same. Although I suspected it might be X-rated and far too salacious for my delicate sensibilities, I ventured forth and was met with a photo of a very attractive, strong-looking guy...

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Ah, The Joys of Traveling

May 19

Ah, The Joys of Traveling

When you read this I may be at the Eiffel Tower going up to the sumptuous Jules Verne restaurant, or at the Café Beaubourg having a martini or whatever it is Parisians drink these days, or on the Ile de St. Louis saying au revoir to my decision to cut back on sugar with the best caramel ice cream in the universe. Or,  I may be in Amsterdam on a boat trip, or...

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I’ll Drink To That!

May 17

I’ll Drink To That!

So? Who Would You Rather Have A Beer With? Personally, I don’t drink beer. And, of course, that’s a silly way to choose a candidate for any kind of office. But a piece in The New York Times about U.S. Presidents and their drinking habits got me thinking. About drinking. And Presidents. And stuff. In the 2004 election, a lot of people thought that...

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