Don’t Let Your Facebook Page Outlive You

by Wes Richards Put this on your bucket list:  “I will make sure my Facebook page dies before I do, or soon thereafter.”   The sites of three long gone real- world friends remain active. On each, people post birthday greetings, “thinking of you” greetings and pitches.   Pitches for coins, pitches to end the sale of ivory.  Pitches for online poker games.   These are not paid ads. They’re not put there by Facebook itself.  These are placed by so-called “friends” who never updated their own lists or who don’t mind turning those long gone friends into from-  the- grave salesmen.   It’s wonderful to remember poor old Jack.  Fine to keep the flame alive.  Many of his other friends and relatives will visit and see and remember Read more

The OTHER Playbook!

You might be able to tell we thought long and hard about this blog because our Robin Williams tribute has been the headline ever since he passed. At the risk of sounding selfish and non supportive of other women, I intend to express a High Heels & Hot Flashes Ray Rice point of view. One thing about being of hot flash age, we can say what we want without apology or without caring what others think. Also, without sounding like I am apologizing in advance, let me say I am not. As a woman who has been married for quite some years and who was also married in the past, I know how angry men can make us. I know how naturally selfish they can be. At the same time, I know women have a playbook of their own. Am I missing something in that infamous video of Ray arguing with, punching and finally Read more

Robin Williams

by Wes Richards Robin Williams was crazy-funny.  And he never did anything half way. Until now. Now we get to see a part of him we either never saw before or -- if we did -- never wanted to think of as real.  He’s still funny. Early on, he was a lonely little boy playing mostly alone in a spare room of the Michigan mansion in which he was raised. On stage and sometimes on film, he still was that lonely little boy.  He was still playing by himself.  And we all benefitted just because we could see or hear him do it. Now come the questions:  How far back do you remember him.  About the furthest back anyone can think of is 1978, when “Mork and Mindy” burst onto ABC and into all of our heads. We never had seen anything like that program before. Read more

Even Ducks Do It

With time on my hands, I stopped this day to watch the ducks because I've been noticing the similarity between ducks and humans. At first I thought it was just my imagination, but it kept happening. Most of the time, they separate themselves by color. But whether they know it or not, ducks of color and white ducks are so similar to each other in many ways.  They ALL beg.   They each stayed on their own designated side of the park for the most part, until I parked my car. Then they all came running, black, brown and white together, begging for food. I had no food so the dark ducks made a U-turn and went back to their previous activity.  The white duck, however, commenced to yell at me for coming around empty handed.   I don't do ducks because I don't know or understand Read more