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HABITS FROM HELL

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Advice, Everything, Q&A, Relationships | 148 comments

HABITS FROM HELL

  Dating and Co-habiting brings out the “little things” in each other could drive one or both nuts. These aren’t the serious afflictions such as addictions and abuse. No, these are the stuff that seems “normal” to them – such as a man missing the bathroom bowl, though he’s in the NBA, or a female who is always 20 minutes late whether it’s for a party or childbirth. Let’s start with …   GUY IN A STY Dear Marnie: What do you think about a guy who doesn’t like sleeping at my place (I only have a twin-size bed)...

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MONOPOLY-TICS: LET’S ALL PLAY!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Everything, Jewish | 2 comments

MONOPOLY-TICS: LET’S ALL PLAY!

  Marnie Macauley   Today, I opened my mailbox and, as usual these past months, it was stuffed.  I got two letters (OK, one was a bill), and 23 glossy political ads about every human running and   every other human running against them.   Apparently, the object of the game is to get voters to distinguish between “Them” and “Not Them.” Several of us played and we all lost. The glossies blended into a sea of self-important blow-harding and warnings that make the “get under your desks kids in case of fall-out” during the...

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A SALUTE TO CHICKEN SOUP!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Everything, Jewish | 12 comments

A SALUTE TO CHICKEN SOUP!

  Marnie Macauley   During a performance at a Yiddish Theater the leading man keels over. A doctor rushes to the stricken actor, when, from the balcony, they hear a bubbe’s voice: “Give’em some chicken soup.  Give him some chicken soup!” The doctor looks up. “Madam, it wouldn’t help.” “ … It vouldn’t hoit.”   And so goes maybe the oldest Jewish joke in history. Face it. We Jews have an intimate relationship with the chicken. It goes deep. We obviously possess a “C-nome” for the little clucker and of...

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Marnie on MARRIAGE!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Advice, Everything, Q&A, Relationships | 861 comments

Marnie on MARRIAGE!

  FIGHT FAIR                              Marnie Macauley   What do you do when the honeymoon’s over? You’ve heard parents say, “Play nicely, children.” To couples, I say … “Fight nicely.”   DEAR MARNIE: Whenever my husband and I fight, nothing gets resolved. The problem is still there, and then I feel more anger because he won’t talk to me about it …   HI MARNIE: Maybe I’m not cut out for the relationship thing. The problem is arguing. My wife and I have been married a...

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THE YIDDISH ARE COMING

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Culture, Everything, Jewish | 2 comments

THE YIDDISH ARE COMING

  Shep some naches and read about America’s Jewish Founding Fathers. Marnie Macauley   On July 4, U.S.-ians across our great land are picnicking on hot dogs, potato salad, apple pie with little American flags – and futzing with fireworks (very Goyish). True, our Founding Fathers were Gentile, but without MOTs, batty old King George would’ve cleaned up on his colonies instead of “losing” them.   Yes, we Jews were on the scene, fighting and funding American Independence. Forget the apple pie! A true commemoration should...

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