The “Ahem” Glamour of Air Travel

I do not like planes. I do not like them in the air, I do not like them on the ground. I do not like them anywhere, But how else can I get around? (my apologies to Dr. Seuss). I used to be afraid of flying. On my honeymoon, my husband, who worked in the aerospace industry at the time, had to gently talk me through the take-off and landing as I gulped vodka tonics, my hand … [Read more...]

The “Ahem” Glamour of Air Travel

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I do not like planes. I do not like them in the air I do not like them on the ground. I do not like them anywhere But how else can I get around? (my apologies to Dr. Seuss) I used to be afraid of flying. On my honeymoon, my poor husband had to gently talk me through the take-off and landing as I sipped my vodka tonic, despite the fact that we were flying first … [Read more...]

The Holidays – I’m Over It.

It's as instantaneous and overwhelming as a fever breaking. Right around 3:00 December 25, I am completely finished with the holidays. Even this year, with Hanukkah lasting until December 28, I have lost all interest in the holiday spirit. There's still a few parties to attend, and of course New Year's Eve, but even the lure of half off gift wrap won't get me into a store this … [Read more...]