Tracy Beckerman column: It’s not the heat, it’s the frigidity

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****There are some exotic breeds of tropical fish that need to live in an environment where the temperature cannot fluctuate more than one or two degrees or they will die.I’m kind of like those fish.While I am not likely to go belly up and float to the top of our… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: The tooth shall set you free

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****“Do I want sensitive teeth or regular toothpaste?” my husband asked as he shopped online to pre-order his toothpaste from the drugstore.“Are your teeth sensitive?” I said.“I don’t know,” he said.“Well, let me insult them and see if they take offense,” I replied.“What?” he said.“What?” I said.My husband had hit… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: Shame on me

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****“Are you ready to order?” asked the server. It was our first time at a restaurant in months and everything looked tempting to me. Even the ketchup looked good.“I’d like the Fish Tacos,” I said. “But what kind of tortillas do they come with? I’m gluten-free.”“They come with corn tortillas,”… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: Getting up on the wrong side of the bed

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****“I need a new bed,” I said to the salesman. “We are upgrading from a queen to a king.” After 30 years of marriage my husband had decided he was the king of our castle and thus required a bed befitting his authority. Of course, the real reason was because… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: Lord of the fruit flies

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****There’s been a lot of press lately about the sudden appearance of murder hornets in our country. Not to belittle that issue, but in our house, I’ve had to do battle with stink bugs, cave crickets, and little children, so I know a thing or two about dealing with pests.… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: I got it all in the bag

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Someone once told me that God gave women handbags because he knew, of the two sexes, women would be the ones who would know what to put in the bags in case of an emergency. This probably started with the apples we stole from the Garden of Eden, but we… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: Do real men wear meggings?

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Doting wife that I am, I was concerned that my husband was disappointed that I didn’t get him a pair of meggings for Father’s Day. Meggings seemed to be a really hot trend right now for men, and I would feel terrible if my husband was the only guy in… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: Let’s all go bananas

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****For some strange reason, everyone jumped on the banana bread bandwagon this past spring. In terms of fruit, I’m not sure why it was banana bread and not pineapple cake or apple pie. I’m actually much more of a peach person than a banana person, but who am I to… … Read More


Tracy Beckerman column: When yaks attack

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****I was sitting at my desk writing, with my trusty dog laying on the floor by my side, when all of a sudden, I heard this sound like someone was letting the air out of a tire. It went on for about five seconds and then stopped. I looked around… … Read More

Tracy Beckerman column: Along came a spider

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.***** “Holy Cow,” I shouted. “There’s a giant spider on the wall. I think it’s a tarantula!”“It’s not a tarantula,” said my husband, looking up from his computer. “There are no tarantulas around here.”“Then it’s a wolf spider.”“What, are you suddenly an Arachnologist?”“What’s that? An expert in […] … Read More