Tag Archives: Lifestyle

This ‘n That | 1966: The $5 Hot Dog

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

I was always fascinated with advertisements. Print ads, TV ads … it didn’t matter. While some people use TV ads to take a bathroom break or grab a snack, I used to memorize the jingles.

This ‘n That | Seven little words that changed my life

By Mims Cushing
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One day, 35 years ago, I received a flyer inviting me to attend Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the granddaddy of all writing conferences. It is a 10-day nest for fledging as well as for more established writers. Started in 1926, it takes place every summer at Middlebury College in the green hills of Vermont.

This ‘n That | It’s a grand-cup-of-coffee-and-glorious-pancake day

By Mims Cushing
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This is a very complicated country. Some wacko things happen, and I’m not just talking Washington D.C. I never talk about D.C. if I can help it. D.C. would probably pay me not to talk about D.C. Let me give you an example of how cuckoo our country is, though I love her to smithereens and wave The Grand Old Flag 24/7 outside my house.

This ‘n That | Understanding the cane … and Myositis

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

Did you ever think when you were in school, running around playgrounds, that you would be using a cane in later life? Did you think that, as an older person, you’d be going to lunch with a good friend, both of you leaving a restaurant with a cane? Your pediatrician never told you that when you became a senior citizen you should use a cane, right?

This ‘n That | Subways are for eating

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

New York City is my drug of choice. I was born there. It’s about as expensive to live there as to buy specific street drugs. I am addicted to roaming the streets of downtown Manhattan, Uptown Manhattan, and all around the town. One way to lessen the expense of getting around the island is to avoid taxis and use the subway.