Archive for December, 2008

I love NBC’s “The Office.” And this Thursday’s show had me laughing out loud. If you’re not a fan, I won’t try to defend the show to you. You either get it, or you don’t. For the writers, no subject is too taboo for source material: Homosexuality. Racism. Sexual discrimination. Cancer. Obesity. Even alcoholism, which […]


I have a dear friend who discovered she had celiac disease about two years ago. If you’re not familiar with the disease, those who have it can’t eat anything that contains gluten — a protein in wheat, barley and rye. Their bodies can’t process the protein and have an abnormal immune┬áreaction, and this can lead […]


Today I was listening to an interview on NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Wall Street Journal “Tastings” columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, a husband-and-wife team of oenophiles. It was interesting listening, especially for a gal who loves — make that used to love — her wine. As the story turned to a discussion of […]


Behold the contents of my gift bag from our tv commercial production company: A big-ass bottle of vodka, a fancy bottle of wine, snacks and magazines. Each of the four people from our agency found the same thing waiting for them at the hotel concierge desk on Monday. Not to look a gift horse in […]


Last night, prior to going to dinner with our production company, I took a good walk along the marina and over to the community center where I wanted to attend a 6:45 AA meeting this morning. When I got back to the hotel, I rested out by the water for a bit, breathing in the […]