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Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

March 1, 2019

These are some of my favorites.

Photo by Adam Hillman


February 28, 2019

In the years that I lived with (cat) Lily, I used to shamelessly chase after her at bedtime and insist she sleep with me.  The groveling was worth it because Lily was an excellent cuddler. On the other hand, there‚Äôs (dog) Rose, who will be 14 in a couple of weeks and has always insisted on sleeping on her own side of the bed.

Missing Cat by Virginia Mori

Are You Where You Want To Be?

February 27, 2019

For any FPS readers frustrated with their work, here’s my latest post about how to forge a new career

Image by Ben Skinner


Food Union

February 26, 2019

I’m trying to think what food I’d be happy to wed and spend eternity with. It just might be cheese. How about you?

Cartoon by Lars Kenseth for The New Yorker

An Oscars Highlight

February 25, 2019


Chill Time

February 22, 2019

Today is National Margarita Day. I’ll drink to that!

Painting by Oriana Ingber

Weather Wimps

February 21, 2019

We’re having an extended cold snap in L.A., which translates to barely getting out of the 50’s. In some places today, there was a dusting of snow and hail. People (including me) are bundled up in their down jackets and hats. Even the dogs have sweaters on. How’s the weather where you live?

Illustration by Tom Bachtell

Material Object Envy

February 20, 2019

Last week in San Francisco, I stayed with friends in their beautiful downtown apartment. They’re both designers and I lusted after almost every item in their home. I recognize that envy is a spiritual drain, but I couldn’t stop myself. 

Want Less by Jack Pierson

Time Management

February 19, 2019


Reimagined Nancy by This Isn’t Happiness


When We Liked Our Presidents (Day)

February 18, 2019

The New Yorker cover by Robert Weber