Author Archives: Djanka Gajdel

Soleless

I don’t typically start my blogposts with “what were you thinking,” but when it comes to middle-aged women, their feet and shoes, this is the only starting point there is. With things now opening up, I received an invitation to a designer shoe sale. There wasn’t one pair of shoes for me in a 50,000 […]

Size Matters

Unless you have the eyes of a Marvel comic book superhero, you’re not able to read the directions on the side of a bottle of medication of any type these days.The pandemic had me on screens and reading more than usual, straining my eyes.  What aggravated the situation was attempting to read what is written […]

Imagine

I received a video some time ago of world leaders singing the words to John Lennon’s song, “Imagine.” The message illustrates what could be but isn’t. That got me thinking. What if Donald Trump suddenly experienced an iota of enlightenment. What would that look like in a parting note to Americans?  “My amazing and fantastic […]

Cossack Christmas

Christmas 2020 was similar to Christmas 1987. Long before the pandemic, it was its own version of “Schitt’s Creek.” A year ripe with divorces, double-digit interest rates, and bankruptcies. In my third year of marriage, surrounded by our own challenges at the time, I decided to create a quasi Christmas dinner/party that celebrated the goodness […]

Roborhea

Not a day passes that I don’t suffer from Roborhea. The digital diarrhea of excessive robocalls. The symptoms are identical, discomfort, uneasiness and wanting it to stop. Scammers have hijacked my daily calls. This inundation of robocalls has trained me not to pick up any call whose number I don’t recognize. Alexander Graham Bell would […]