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Planning a book a thousand columns later

June 28, 2015 Some years ago, I wrote a story called “The Hotel Denial,” and I’ve been toying with the idea of combining that story with the 20 year’s worth of columns I’ve written to you guys and making it into ... more »»

A future for Sherman’s as an art center

June 20, 2015 At the June 10 Caroga Town Board meeting a letter was read from Kyle Price, the founder and artistic director of the annual Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF) established in 2012. more »»

Changing of the calendars

June 7, 2015 I’m writing this to you on the 2nd of June, which is the Tuesday before this column appears. more »»

A feast for the eyes (and tummy)

May 31, 2015 So, you guys, last Saturday morning I went to Caroga Lake’s annual flower and craft fair with Hermanette and Herman to get flowers. more »»

Sawyer stays true to his roots

May 24, 2015 Dear readers, I’m writing this at 11:45 p.m. after seeing Sawyer Fredericks win the whole shebang on “The Voice. more »»

Learning to love Ramen

May 17, 2015 I’m a Ramen noodle convert! It started with Hermanette showing up with a spiral-bound noodle cookbook titled, “Fun With Ramen Noodles. more »»

Spring in full flower at home

May 10, 2015 Consider this my Mother’s Day gift of flowering plants. Herman and I didn’t notice our amaryllis had fully bloomed until Monday afternoon as we were going out the door. more »»

Rooting for Sawyer on ‘Voice’

May 3, 2015 I’m writing this to you guys in between casting votes for Sawyer Fredericks on Tuesday morning for “The Voice. more »»

Keeping an eye out for spring birds

April 26, 2015 I never really noticed birds out in Los Angeles or New York City, but I never had any interest in viewing or feeding them. more »»

Celebrating birthday in the sun

April 19, 2015 It happened all at once on my birthday. The best birthday gift of all was the weather. April 12 was warm and sunny and with almost no wind, so I could get outside in shorts and a T-shir. more »»

Fabric art adds joy to life

April 12, 2015 As you read this, today is my birthday and I turned 55. more »»

Looking forward to spring

April 5, 2015 With temperatures finally edging toward 50 this week, I turn my thoughts to spring and a month loaded with birthdays. more »»

Repairs make bag ‘better than new’

March 29, 2015 Back in 1977, I frequented a little store called Nearly New in Cleveland that was just adjacent to Cleveland Heights High School. more »»

Broadway musicals: a Jewish legacy

March 22, 2015 Herman surprised me by recording a wonderful PBS TV show for me about the history of musical theater and the Jewish influence on Broadway. The show was called “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. more »»

Sipping, puffing down the road

March 15, 2015 This past Monday, a technician named Ken came to our house to adapt my power chair, which is equipped with a “sip-and-puff” control so I can now control all aspects of the chair. more »»

Book brings back memories of home

March 8, 2015 My hometown is Cleveland and the last place I lived there was adjacent to Pepper Pike, which is the first title in a series of private-eye mysteries based in Cleveland by Les Roberts. more »»

Broken down in a small town

March 1, 2015 It was Feb. 20 and I was scheduled to see my neurologist at Albany Medical Center. Herman had strong misgivings about going due to the cold weather. more »»

Grocery shopping from store to store

February 22, 2015 Going to the grocery store in both Los Angeles and New York City involved compiling a list and going to my favorite stores for certain foods. more »»

Tipping is not a city in China

February 15, 2015 Tipping is not a city in China. I’ve used this phrase for many years, and let me tell you why. When I was bartending and waitressing, about 70 percent of my pay came from tips compared to hourly wage. more »»

Book shares story of hospice dog

February 8, 2015 Dear readers, you might remember me speaking about author Jon Katz, about whom I wrote several years ago. His book “A Dog Year” was made into an HBO TV movie starring Jeff Bridges as Katz in 2008. more »»

‘Parenthood’ ends run on NBC

February 1, 2015 I’ve been watching this show called “Parenthood” the last several years. I have been watching it faithfully since its inception six years ago. It is a family drama revolving around the Braverman clan. more »»



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Arts grants opportunities for 2014

October 8, 2013 Saratoga Arts has announced the following information about its 2014 grant program in Fulton and Montgomery counties: Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG) provides funding for arts & cultura... more »

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