Tag Archives: Lifestyle

This ‘n That | Subways are for eating

By Mims Cushing
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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.

This ‘n That | Good to the bone

By Mims Cushing
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I hope many of you reading this have spent hours, if not days and weeks, helping family  and friends when they needed help. Perhaps they were incapacitated or otherwise unable to do chores of daily living. I hope you felt good about it. As a child of 10, I helped my mother when she returned from the hospital following surgery. I brought her a “meal” and it made me feel helpful. Special. Important. Happy. I brought her the newspaper, the mail, and books, and discovered that helping people who are sick not only made them feel good, it also helped me.

This ‘n That | Seen on a t-shirt: “I Am Silently Correcting Your Grammar”

By Mims Cushing
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Gentle readers, prepare to loathe this column. Be ready to stop reading it after the first paragraph. I sometimes receive what Martie Thompson, editor of this newspaper, calls “fan mail.” I won’t get any love notes for this one. That’s okay. It’s something I want to write about and it’s my column. Besides my kids and grands haven’t done anything heinous to write about lately.

This n That | Not a party animal and I’m ok with that. Are you?

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

I have a friend whose high school freshman son is the bane of his existence. Why? Because it looks like he is not going to grow up to become him.

“My fear,” he says, “is that he will be a hermit and not have a lot of friends.”

This ‘n That | Honor your pet: This one’s for you, Sebastian

By Mims Cushing
mail@floridanewsline.com

May 3 through May 9 is National Pet Week — that time of the year when you should honor your pet whatever it may be. Here, I will honor my first dog, my dear, long-ago little Sebastian. Thank you, Sebastian. You were my first love.