Advice for married couples
A question was asked, and now it remains etched in my mind. This was it: what advice would you give to other couples who still have their spouse?
A time to reflect on the state of our democracy
Is our representative democracy under threat, as some say? If so, who or what is the source of that threat? What is democracy anyway? And what must we do to secure it?
Bullying in schools
When I was six years old and in second grade, I was so proud of my new Christmas mittens. Not only did they keep my hands warm on my long walk to school, but they were also beautiful. Red leather and white bunny fur.
Guilt-free treats for the new year
Editor’s Note: Gloria took a much-deserved break this past week as she visited family in Ohio. She will return next week. So with a new year here and the sweets of the holidays behind us, we wanted to share this recipe to start the year. If you miss the candy and confections of Christmas, but don’t miss the calories, try this unique dessert!
Investing in the Brent Spence Bridge
For years, presidents of both parties promised infrastructure, but with President Biden, we got it done.
Worst songs ever
In an idea I blatantly stole from Dave Barry, I started thinking about the worst songs ever written. Mr. Barry wrote about this and invited readers to send him their votes for the (dis)honor. He received over 10,000 responses which tells you many things, first of which is that newspapers had a gigantic number of subscribers back then. Because some time has passed since his article appeared in the Miami Herald, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the topic. Plus, I was out of column ideas of my own.
Very trying…trying on shoes
Defying the stereotype, let me say I do not like buying shoes. I love owning shoes — all styles and colors and heights — but the actual process of purchasing them is second only to one other onerous task. We’ll get to that in a minute.
Anonymous generosity brings joy
“Mom, someone’s here! I saw them coming in the driveway!”