Author: Lauren Roth

Facing Your Fears (Or Not)

  Mr. Roth and I recently were intrigued by a Facebook post from a friend who, while sheltering in place, had stumbled upon the psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals on Netflix. According to our friend, the movie’s storyline was so intense that…

Under Pressure

  In my love-hate relationship with social media, I walk a fine line on many subjects – not because I don’t have opinions on a given topic, but because I know I have less interest in hard-hitting topics like politics,…

Livin’ on COVID Time

  When it started looking like the COVID pandemic was going to free up a lot of time for home and garden projects, personal errands, meditation and a meticulous nail regimen, I began making a mental to-do list. Never in…

COVID University

Rewind to a blissful time not too long ago: early 2020, back when the year was new and full of promise, and “COVID-19” was nary a blip on our vocabulary. In early 2020, I could count the number of Zoom…

Fonda You

Late 2019 brought heartbreaking news for my family. My lifelong best friend and husband of 30+ years, Bob, passed away suddenly. Boisterous and larger than life, he left without a sound, gone in an instant.   Bob was an amalgamation…

Pick a Name, Any Name

Choosing a baby name can come with humorous pitfalls … but online identity generators are a gold mine of name-swapping entertainment.