Holiday Tipping Surprise

Holiday Tipping Surprise

As you know, I moved permanently, I hope, into my own co-op apartment in Washington Heights last February. So this is my first holiday season in the ‘new’ building. Although I received the “usual suspects” list of staff wishing me a Happy...
Bring Back the Old Days!

Bring Back the Old Days!

  This post isn’t about the election results, although that’s an underlying contributor to my angst these days. I wanted to share my frustration–and echo yours, I’m sure–with a virtual conversation I had this afternoon while trying...
My Friend Jen Olbrys – The Goddess of Granola

My Friend Jen Olbrys – The Goddess of Granola

When Jen Olbrys told me that one of the stores selling her granola called with a complaint, I remembered back to my early days of wholesaling my eggshell jewelry and hearing a criticism from a vendor. “We’ve taken it off the shelf until it’s resolved,” the shop’s...