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Following her divorce, actor/author Annabelle Gurwitch decided to get rid of her stash of sex toys. But it’s not as simple as putting them in the recycling bin. For starters, what would Stan the neighbor say? With the exception of practical items like my glasses, keys, and cell phone, which...
When my late husband Eliot was on his deathbed, he predicted which of our friends would ask me out at his funeral. He guessed it would be jazz-writer Neil. He was right. Though Neil insisted that going to a black-tie awards dinner didn’t count as a “date,” I had...
Owning It Norman Lear is 96 and working hard on season 3 of his Netflix reboot of boundary-breaking sitcom “One Day At A Time.” We asked Norman: After all these years, the shows and the awards, of all the characters you have created, which is the one you identify with...
It seems that every year people push back the time at which they focus on gift buying a bit further. If gift panic is descending upon you, What to get? Will they like it? Is it the right message? We are here to help. Our feeling is that when selecting...
There a couple of different flavors of IG feeds. There are the ones that are for letting your friends know what you are up to. Then there are those that are designed for wide audience viewing. Some of the latter group should really be in the former group, and...
 #1 The Guests We like to think of dinners as casting a small performance for the benefit of the participants. The number should be no less than six or else the conversation could become one-dimensional or hijacked by a particularly insistent guest. The upper limit is determined by your capacity, but...
Before we begin, let me assure you that we do not think affairs of any kind are a good idea. They tend to end in a train wreck for all involved, but to each his own. No judgement here.About 13 years ago, there was an article published in the...
Embedded in a tiny mushroom the Aztecs referred to as “the flesh of the gods” is a molecule that produces life-changing experiences. During WW2, a Swiss chemist synthesized another molecule from ergot that can induce visions and entire journeys of the mind. These two molecules are psilocybin and LSD...
a friendship at any age Words: Amanda MedressI am 30 and my best friend Ines is 69. When out in the world together we attract attention; sometimes it’s curiosity, other times jealousy or disapproval. The disapproval confuses us most.  Since meeting via swing dancing four years ago, our friendship has...
The brilliant Sandra Kulli gave me this last week. She had been saving it for 19 years knowing there would, at some point, be a use for it. That alone is remarkable.We had assumed when we started using the Live Fast Die Old tag line, that we had cleverly...