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Driving in New York City has always been a bit challenging, but these days the degree of difficulty has increased exponentially.   Making driving in NYC a bit easier is the fact that the … more
  When he was a host on an Emmy-nominated show, he claimed that the fix was in when he didn’t win.   People laughed and moved on.   When he entered the political arena, he … more
Here’s a cool idea…let’s take one of the most popular snack foods in the world and make it into a restaurant.   Stick with me, now. Let’s pick Cheez-its. You know, … more
Buttermilk. What is it?   How is it made? Why does it make baked goods taste so delectable? And why did my Grandpa Kohler like to drink it so much? Buttermilk, it turns out, was originally … more
My daughter has recently been rewatching The Gilmore Girls, a brilliant TV series that began airing in 2000 and finished its run in 2007. It is the story of Lorelai Gilmore, a single mom raising her … more
Our trip to Lake Placid coincided with the World Cup competition of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) which organizes all the sliding events seen in the Winter Olympics. … more
(I’m interrupting my Lake Placid travelogue to memorialize my dear dog George who crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week.) George came into our lives unexpectedly, adopted with his sister … more
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel with my daughter Liz, son-in-law Peter, and granddaughter Adeline to Universal Studios in Florida. This trip was a combination Christmas and birthday … more
Imagine my surprise when I went to my Amazon Prime Video channel this past week and discovered that they were now going to show ads while I watched shows unless I paid them an extra three dollars a … more
I nearly forgot to clear up one little mystery about our Christmas cruise from Vienna to Budapest that I teased in my first article about this trip.   While we were driving into Vienna from … more
My sister-in-law Susan and I enjoyed our first day on board our Avalon Christmas Market Danube River cruise this past November. We visited the Schonbrunn Palace and then after a most delicious dinner … more
Our second full day in Vienna was action-packed. My sister-in-law Susan and I had hoofed it over to the fabulous Sisi Museum in the Hofburg Palace and then wandered back through the streets of … more
At last, the day arrived for my sister-in-law Susan and I to begin our Christmas Market adventure in Europe.   We met at Newark Airport, and all too soon it was time to board our flight on … more
When the world seems really crazy these days, I like to remember that it has always been this upsetting. The difference is that we didn’t have to hear about it twenty-four hours a day.   … more
One of the most moving experiences I had in Montreal was at the McCord Stewart Museum, which features the history of Canada.   Now on permanent exhibition is “Indigenous Voices of Today: … more
Tuesday dawned bright and sunny in Montreal and sister Mary, brother-in-law John, and I were ready to make the most of it.   We started with a hearty Montreal brunch at the B & M Restaurant … more
Hello, my friends. I am writing this column in sunny Montréal, where the temperature has been near 80 degrees for the past few days. I am here with my sister Mary and her husband John, … more
This column was written by my son Michael Werner, who is a bus driver, writer, and standup comedian.   Enjoy.   In this mixed-up world full of different opinions, different … more
My delightful granddaughter Adeline is growing up.   She will soon be celebrating her tenth birthday, and she is already beginning to sound like a teenager. The other day she saw a man on … more
Yes, dear readers, I know the world is moving really fast these days. But here are seven things that will help you have a phenomenal fall. 1. It is perfectly OK to start buying Halloween candy … more
Hi there, fellow travelers.   It sure has been a swell summer of traveling, hasn’t it? I fear that the glamour of travel is rapidly showing its age for most of the traveling public. … more
My granddaughter Adeline (age 9) was ready to go to the Dressage for Kids (D4K) Festival in Saugerties at Horseshows in the Sun (HITS) with her buddies from Frog Hollow Farm. The seven girls … more
My granddaughter Adeline has been taking horseback riding lessons since the pandemic. She and her parents were staying with me then and riding was a sport that she could do safely. She loved it and … more
When I was growing up, daytime tv consisted of game shows and soap operas. One of the most popular shows was Queen for a Day. It aired around midday, so when we kids were home, we often watched it. … more
Our adventure began one night when Adeline was unable to fall asleep and peered over the side of her loft bed. She saw something lurking on the floor in the dark, between the bed and the wall. She … more
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