I didn’t see it coming, nor did I want to see it, but my niece did, and she was grossed out by a woman parading around the locker room in her birthday suit. Of course, you can’t wear a towel ... Read More »
Hanky panky nothing. If I talk to one more person with a cold and cough, I may start giving out cough drops as hostess gifts. It’s this time of year that I become a germaphobe. Any way you slice it, sneezing in public is messy and noisy, ... Read More »
We all know that doctors are often unable to meet their appointment times. The waiting room is called that for a reason. But you can make the wait more pleasant for yourself and others by following a few guidelines.
• Don’t sprawl out on the ... Read More »
A quote from Lewis Carroll in my book, A Traveler’s Passport to Etiquette, says it all. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will lead you there.”
When was the last time you stepped on a mountaintop? If recently, then you probably know ... Read More »
For a forty-something female (ok, I turned 50 this week), I would bet that I’ve had more nonelective surgeries than most people my age. It’s funny, though—surgery does not scare me. It never has. I have always loved my doctors, and I regard general anesthesia as a ... Read More »
Pregnant women are beautiful, but pregnancy is also very personal. No one can help but be amazed by the miracle of a pregnant woman’s body, and in our society today, women often seem to want to show off am expanding belly (a far cry from the old ... Read More »
The much-anticipated U.S. Open comes to San Francisco June 11-17. As a non-golfer who grew with a golfing father and now husband, I have learned some of the rules of the game over the years. Words like fore and green were common around ... Read More »
Are you worried about being “politically correct” when talking to someone with a disability? Are you afraid you might inadvertently offend a disabled person? If so, you are not alone. Disability is a broad term. It can mean a physical condition, a mental ... Read More »
Don’t Weight! The New Year is well on its way to springtime. If you haven’t bought into the infomercials about dropping two sizes in a week or taking diet pills, try the old-fashioned way: exercise. Here are some tips for exercising outdoors and ... Read More »
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.
Fertility, shmertility. It seems I cannot read printed material of any kind without finding a discussion of women and fertility. Take it from someone who’s been ... Read More »