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A mouth-watering recipe to help you get through the COVID-19 crisis: Healthier Banana Bread

A mouth-watering recipe to help you get through the COVID-19 crisis: Healthier Banana Bread
I came across this recipe a couple of months ago. A whole other world ago. Innocent days and nights before the idea of venturing out to the grocery store made my heart pound and blood pressure skyrocket. Before I was a scaredy cat of anyone coming within six feet of me (Let’s be honest, it’s... Read more »

How high is your coronavirus anxiety level?

How high is your coronavirus anxiety level?
I hope you’re staying calm, cool and collected during these frightening, uncertain times. If you have any good coping skills, please share. We can all use them. Truth: I’m not coping well at all. My anxiety level was high before the coronavirus pandemic started. I won’t go into why that is right here, but just... Read more »

If Joe Biden gets the Democratic nomination, he can thank Donald Trump and the coronavirus

If Joe Biden gets the Democratic nomination, he can thank Donald Trump and the coronavirus
Joe Biden won all three primaries last night: Illinois, Florida and Arizona. He can thank Donald Trump and the coronavirus for it. Of course, Joe Biden can also thank Representative Jim Clyburn, who enthusiastically endorsed Biden before the South Carolina primary as well as the black voters of South Carolina, who gave Joe such a decisive win.... Read more »
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Even before the stock market tanked, Trump's economy hasn't been great for me. Here's why.

Even before the stock market tanked, Trump's economy hasn't been great for me. Here's why.
Before the stock market tanked last week, Trump bragged endlessly about how great the economy is. He had every right. After all, the stock market was at an all time high and so far, it still is. But Trump’s economy hasn’t been great for me and millions of others like me. Let me explain. My husband... Read more »

Am I the only one who didn't like the Superbowl halftime show?

Am I the only one who didn't like the Superbowl halftime show?
I think not.  One of my friends emailed me this morning and told me she thought it was disgusting. Still, I think we were vastly outnumbered by those who loved it and saw nothing wrong with it. The halftime show was lauded on every TV news show this morning. I can appreciate the beauty of... Read more »

The great divide: why do Trump lovers think so differently than the rest of us?

The great divide: why do Trump lovers think so differently than the rest of us?
With impeachment now a reality, I’ve never been so anxious and depressed in my life. My negative emotions aren’t so much connected to President Trump being impeached. I have mixed feelings about it. (What is ultimately going to be accomplished if we already know the outcome? Will the impeachment process and Trump’s rants about it... Read more »
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Suburbanites hungry for a good time ordering up dinner with a side of stand-up comedy

Suburbanites hungry for a good time ordering up dinner with a side of stand-up comedy
“What will you be having tonight?” the waiter asks a 40-ish woman in a bright red sweater with peak-a-boo shoulders. “Spring salmon with honey glaze, Chicken Marsala or prime rib?” With about 80 people packed into the room, this could easily be a scene at a wedding reception. But it’s definitely not. It’s the Dinner and... Read more »

I'm jonesing for some real magazines. Where the hell have they gone?

I'm jonesing for some real magazines. Where the hell have they gone?
Do you have a hidden pleasure? Something you like to do that nobody knows about?  For me, it’s reading magazines. I love to get my hands on a real magazine. By real, I’m talking about one with a glossy cover. One you can touch and flip through and spill coffee on. One you can dust with muffin... Read more »

Are we treating cops the same way we treated Vietnam veterans back in the day?

Are we treating cops the same way we treated Vietnam veterans back in the day?
It’s a shanda, which is a Yiddish word meaning shame, disgrace. A shanda. That’s the best word I can think of to describe a period of time in American history–the late 1960s and early 1970s, when veterans returned home from the unpopular, heavily-protested war in Vietnam. Unlike the vets who fought in World War II, who... Read more »
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An anecdote to the political rhetoric: three incredibly great performances you MUST see

An anecdote to the political rhetoric: three incredibly great performances you MUST see
It you watched the finale to “America’s Got Talent” last week, you know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t, you can thank me later. It wasn’t that long ago that I would turn my nose up at TV show like “AGT.”  After all, I thought of myself as a very important person with very important... Read more »