Are men obsolete? The final father's day

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Though I always insisted I was left as a foundling on my parents' doorstep by Gypsies -- what's the current politically correct term, Romany-Americans? -- I have to more…

Should we ban cell phones?The readers speak

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- I had no idea cell phones were such a hot-button topic. Until I wrote last week's column "Celling Out," I thought it could just me being cranky. Then, more…

Celling out

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Has anyone else gotten irritated yet by the huge numbers of blatant jerks who insist on using their cell phones while walking around in public -- outside, on more…

Friends of Bill C. Inc.

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Terrible things have happened to all, er, most, er, many, er, some of us in our lives -- things we have no way of knowing how they will more…

Witches brew-ha-ha: a response

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- I am not nor have I ever been a Wiccan, a Pagan, a Rainbow Girl, or even a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Nor, for more…

The Milosevic of mice

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- "You might know that Hungarians continually speak of misfortune. I believe our pessimism is exaggerated, however. It is a strategy, mind you, a need to speak of all more…

Reinventing motherhood

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- "To the world in general, staying childless is still the real act of rebellion, especially for women." -- News Item A few moments past seven on weekday evenings, more…

Under the gun

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Each morning, as is my wont, I stop by Carol's 16th Street Gourmet, which we have laughingly re-named Carol's Psychic Gourmet, since Carol knows after your first visit more…

Believe it or else

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Let's talk about the big, important things in life. ... Like Pamela Anderson Lee having her breast implants removed. And then, Ripley Believe It Or Not!'s Hollywood museum more…