Category Archive: humor

new year’s resolutions

Let 2011 go down as the year we rid ourselves of New Year’s resolutions. Let’s resolve to not make any more ridiculous promises, just because it’s a new year. Chances are you won’t… Continue reading

Geert’s gone Wilders

Geert Wilders, self-described “freedom fighter” and hypothetical Palin-Gingrich lovechild of the Netherlands, has just declared war on Dutch art and culture, zapping the country’s cultural and performing arts with some hefty cuts that… Continue reading

big pharma’s big boner

Big pharma has a big boner for your mother. Over the past decade or so, millions of women (and some men, too) have taken bisphosphonate drugs to treat and prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia,… Continue reading

Confuse-us Peace Prize

China, the land of knock-offs and largest foreign owner of U.S. debt, rolled out its answer to the Nobel Peace Prize, the Confucius Peace Prize, in a ceremony yesterday. Some guy in Taiwan… Continue reading

The Royal We

Global economic turmoil? Taxpayer bailouts of banks, the auto industry, Ireland? Who gives a toss? The royals are getting married! Babykins and Big Willie (their nicknames, not mine) are tying the knot in… Continue reading

pets & nunchucks (Black Friday, Neapolitan-style)

Christmas shopping in Naples: Nativity creches? Check. Gold and coral jewelry? Check check. Chocolates, coffee and wine gift baskets? Check check check! And then there’s this shop across from the Porta Nolana, an… Continue reading

Warren Buffett and the Pope

Did you catch all the crazy news swirling around this weekend? I very rarely watch TV.  I go to the gym even less.  Yet there I was this past Sunday, in the gym,… Continue reading

scan scam

Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly get more neurotic about flying in a post-Sept. 11 world, airport security is now trying to get into our collective pants. Have you heard about the… Continue reading

Tea party darlings: talking trash in AZ

Palin, Rubio, O’Donnell. The latest? Noem. If I hear the term “tea party darling” one more time, I will scream. Where are the Democratic and Republican darlings? Or the Independent darlings? Where’s the… Continue reading

the anti-McMansion

McMansion, meet your nemesis. I have a thing for tiny houses. I suppose the proper name is “cottage.” When I was growing up, there was a little house not too far from where I… Continue reading