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jolanamalkston.com · 1W ago

Last Minute Is Not My Strong Suit

As I wrote in my last post, MG and I were going to skip our annual winter trip to Florida, but… First of all, we got better. We got rid of The Crud. Second, important appointments MG had sch...
jolanamalkston.com · 3W ago

The Crud, Cabin Fever, and The Shawshank Redemption #TheCrud #ChickenSoup #Winter #CabinFever #TheShawshankRedemption

In past years, MG and I would be in the Florida Panhandle by now, enjoying warmer winter weather than the winter weather in Michigan—albeit this year not warmer by much. Some southern states...
jolanamalkston.com · 1M ago

Political Opposites and Still Friends #politicalparties #politicalopinions #oppositesides #friendship

I am a firm believer that a person cannot have enough friends, especially not enough good friends. Friendship, like marriage, is something you have to care about and work at to maintain. Unl...
jolanamalkston.com · 2M ago

The Russian App that Came to Stay #Kaspersky

As much as I love computers, sometimes they don’t love me back. When I bought my second MacBook Pro about six months ago, I received a six months’ trial Kaspersky antivirus subscription from...
jolanamalkston.com · 3M ago

Being Born Brooklyn #advertisingagencies #movieproducers #metoo

When I went to work at an advertising agency in Manhattan, I was fresh out of college and still incredibly naive for someone my age at the time. I had no idea there was such a thing as sexua...
jolanamalkston.com · 4M ago

Everything Happens in Threes #officeequipment #householdappliances #thepowerofthree

Three is a number with a storied past. Three can be a blessing or a curse. Take The Holy Bible for example. If numerical values do not reach forty, they come in threes. (That is significant,...
jolanamalkston.com · 4M ago

What Happened in Vegas…#Tragedy #Shooting

The Las Vegas TV commercials always end with: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Not this time. The news of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas spread beyond its city limits. It affe...
jolanamalkston.com · 5M ago

That’s Entertainment? #EmmyAwards #Hollywood #Politics #Activism #Soapbox

I loved to go to the movies when I was a kid, especially on Saturday mornings. Our parents drove my Baby Sister and me to the old Lefferts Movie Theater at Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Ave...
jolanamalkston.com · 5M ago

I Am Not a Jinx #Jinx #Coincidence #Fault #Blame #Baseball

Occasionally, when I travel, a disaster of some sort occurs during or after my visit. I assure you, I am not to blame. It is never my fault. Mere coincidence in each incidence, that’s all. I...
jolanamalkston.com · 5M ago

High Anxiety #Phobias #Fears

Just about everyone has a fear of something: the dark, water, flying—lions and tigers and bears, oh my! For me, it’s heights. Yes, I’m afraid of bugs too, but I doubt I would ever fall to my...