Aliza Worthington grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and now lives in Baltimore, MD. She began writing in 2009 at the age of 40. Sometimes she follows The Seinfeld model of "no learning, no hugging." Other times her writing involves lots of both. She seizes and reflects on the many teachable moments that come our way in her blog, "The Worthington Post." Her work also appears in Catonsville Patch and has appeared on Daily Kos under the username Horque. Her writing has also landed in the Winners Circle on Midlife Collage twice.
So, I was reading this article in The Huffington Post. It's by Laura Doyle, and the encouraging, inspiring title is, (can I get a big, Kermit the Frog-type intro as the curtain opens?…YAAAAAYYYYY!!!) Women: Five Reasons Your Divorce Is Your Fault I know, I know--why did I even read it if I knew I was going to disagree with most of it? Why did I read it if I predicted (correctly) that much of it would nauseate me? Why did I read it if the first two… >> Read More
We truly are an entitlement-driven culture.
I'm not talking about welfare or tax breaks--I'm talking about people feeling entitled to KNOW things they have no business knowing. I could blame it on…the internet, or too much information, or Facebook for encouraging over-sharing. Truthfully, though, this sort of butting in happened waaaay before the internet age made everyone experts on any number of things, including medicine, politics, and entertainment. My favorite examples, though, involve knowing (and judging) someone else's childbearing decisions. >> Read More
My son Nicky loves baseball. He's really, really good at it.
Despite the looooong list of Jews who made it big in baseball, we were shocked to learn our town was not overflowing with Jewish…schools that have viable baseball programs. My husband's old Catholic school, however, ("The Hall") has a very well-respected baseball program. So does another Catholic school nearer to us ("The Mount"). Mark Teixeira is a hometown boy who went to The Mount. We forgive his playing for the Yankees. >> Read More