Been There, Done That

By Marci Shatzman Headline: Help, help! But just for the holidays This is the time of year retailers start posting signs asking for temporary holiday help. Target has a superhero image online with this message: “Become our best guest advocate, merchandise or fulfillment expert.” The retailer cites a flexible schedule, competitive seasonal More...

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By Online Staff On Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

A boob and a half

By Marci Shatzman I thought that would get your attention. I hope so. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I’m a 23-year survivor so far. I never take that for granted.   I’m More...

By Online Staff On Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Voicemail schmosmail…just text 

By Marci Shatzman I hope you’re not still leaving voicemails. That’s a sure sign of being outdated. Cell phone etiquette demands texting. Most people still have, and some still use voicemail, but it’s More...

By Online Staff On Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Am I too old? Are you?

Nobody pushed to throw Ruth Bader Ginsburg off the Supreme Court at 87. Politics aside, her age and her health were never big issues. But I’m not surprised there’s an uproar over whether President Joe Biden More...

By Online Staff AB On Friday, September 15th, 2023

To downsize…or not

By Marci Shatzman Most people we know have already downsized. Once they raised their kids, they didn’t need all that house space. So, they moved to a condo or apartment with less upkeep. The few who needed More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, September 8th, 2023

I shrunk. Did you?

By: Marci Shatzman I used to be 5’5” in high heels. Now I’m just 5’2”. “What are you doing down there?” mostly men who tower over me ask if they haven’t seen me for a few years. Not cute.  One More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Nobody wanted to be called “a feminist”

By: Marci Shatzman After activist and author Betty Friedan’s brand of feminism morphed into a more inclusive movement, some women opted out. They didn’t want to be labeled “a feminist.”    I covered More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Dogs Adopted Us

By: Marci Shatzman This is a dog friendly city. Mizner Park had outdoor restaurant pet parents seating, and stores put out water bowls when we moved here 23 years ago. Little dogs were pocketbook passengers. So, More...

By Online Staff AB On Friday, August 18th, 2023

So much for aging gracefully

We didn’t house hunt in a 55-plus community when we moved here from Philly. We were already in our 50s, so we could have bought a home in our choice of developments. But we didn’t want to be one of More...

By Online Staff AB On Saturday, August 12th, 2023

Hair today, white tomorrow

I let my fake blonde hair grow out before the pandemic created a non-salon coloring crisis. I was bald after chemo for breast cancer, but I started bleaching it again the minute it grew out. I’m a brunette More...