Flying Solo

Posted by mwallach on March 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, I can count on one hand the number of times I have been on a trip by myself since I am married, whether by car or by plane. For one night, maybe two, I have left my family to attend an event or celebration of some sort. Plenty of people choose to [...]



Chocolate is Not a Food Group

Posted by mwallach on October 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, It takes a true sadist, or nutcase, to diet during the holidays. As usual, I qualify for both categories. As I seem to be starring in a food version of “Temptation Island,” the promise to start my diet “tomorrow” has passed through my lips almost as often as the cookies I have [...]


Happy I Still Float

Posted by mwallach on August 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, Funny thing about working out with a trainer is that while you are the one paying them, you are also the one in pain. Sometimes it feels as if it should be the other way around. After all, it is unclear who gets more out of these sessions: the trainer who basks [...]


I Talk to Strangers

Posted by mwallach on August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, Having been on a “Don’t talk to strangers” rampage, I fear we are raising children to be afraid rather than be warm and trusting individuals. The Kletzky tragedy was just that: a tragedy and freakish incident that was more unlikely to have occurred than being struck by lightning. Yet we all turned [...]


Whistling While I Work

Posted by mwallach on July 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, Paying recently at a department store counter, the woman helping me commented that she used to wear high-heeled shoes all day. “I used to run to the train in heels,” she said. However, those days were over, she explained, not just because her body could no longer take it, but because she [...]


A Hug from Beyond

Posted by mwallach on June 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, Having a blog is often a strange experience, as it does not always enter my frame of reference that there are people who read it whom I have never met. Every once in a while, someone I do not know posts a comment and I wonder why that person has decided to [...]


Punk’d but without Ashton

Posted by mwallach on May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, As you can probably imagine, I like to play practical jokes. Years ago, I played a prank on a co-worker who I knew had some unpaid parking tickets and therefore had a warrant issued for her arrest. While that was enough to make me laugh, she did not find it funny. In an [...]


Are You Talkin’ To Me?

Posted by mwallach on April 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear That’s Life, I need to have a word with my GPS. While I am not in the habit of having conversations with inanimate objects, I seem to have a love/hate relationship with that device. In an effort to remind it who’s boss, it may be time to have it out, once and for all. [...]

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