Say WHAT????

Dear Short Answers: How do you tell someone who really isn’t a close friend that they are losing their hearing?  And that’s the reason people don’t invite them over for dinner or parties because they constantly ask people to repeat themselves and simply can’t keep up with a fast-paced cocktail conversation.  I want to help [...]

Truth and Consequences

Dear Short Answers: It’s already New Year’s Eve and I have not received a single thank you note or phone call from any of my 7 nieces and nephews who I bought significant Christmas gifts for.  Should I just keep waiting?  Or complain to their parents? Uncle Dear Uncle: Cool your jets. Talk to us [...]

Gender Rules

Dear Short Answers: I recently read an article that said that knitting is very good for your brain and your hands, especially if you have arthritis. I decided to try it and I love it!!! The problem is that I’m a man and people give me quizzical looks when I take my knitting out at [...]

Food Nazi

Dear Short Answers: Last weekend I had house guests whom I have known for a long time. What they neglected to tell me is that they have become serious vegans and only eat organic, local produce if possible.  Luckily (???) they brought their own food with them but it was a constant source of embarrassment [...]

Luck of the Draw

Dear  Short Answers: Do you think that most of those photos people post on Facebook of their darling children and expensive vacations and fantastic meals are real? Having an Issue Dear Issue: YES, we think their lives are better than yours. Or their photographs are more professional and better edited. 1 person likes this post. [...]

It’s Called “English”

Dear Short Answers: Do you think it’s possible for a man to dress in women’s clothing but still be heterosexual? Tempted Dear Tempted: In a word, yes. Like Unlike

The Price of Things

Dear Short Answers: I’m at an age (let’s just say over 60) where I just don’t feel like being nice to people I don’t like. Or going to a party with a bunch of boring geezers. My husband says that I’m turning into a cranky old lady. I think I’m just being honest and true [...]

Yay for the Yankees

Dear Short Answers: My husband is a huge Yankees fan and before every game he PRAYS for the Yankees to win.  Not only do I think this is a waste of time but it strikes me as sacrilegious.  Does he really think that GOD is going to help a stupid baseball team win?  Does the [...]

Snow Birds

Dear Short Answers: How do birds know when to migrate? Brrrr Dear Brrr: Same as us — when they get cold. Like Unlike

Lighten Up

Dear Short Answers: After a few drinks at a dinner party last week, we played the “what would you do if you only had an hour left to live” game. Of course, everybody said they would spend it with their spouses and kids – except my husband. He said he would have sex with the [...]