Concerned About My Friend’s Weight Gain

Hello and Happy Monday, my lovely readers!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

It’s time to admit once and for all there is little reason to write an entirely separate column on Mondays when I am already published every Monday on Once again I urge you to click on the link below and when you get there, comment on the piece and share it with a social media sharing button.

Those of you born before 1950: please print (your grandson can show you how) and mail to your friends.



Here’s the link: Concerned About My Friend’s Weight Gain

The letter writer didn’t think her friend should start dating (post-divorce) until she lost weight.  You can imagine how I handled that – but don’t imagine, click!

While I am enjoying exposure to a large audience writing for, there are some things that drive me nuts about the site, including the incredibly rudimentary commenting system that was apparently built with paper cups, a telegraph, used condoms and some string.

The three main problems are these:

1. You can’t see comments from a mobile platform (you know, what 99% of us use all the time via smart phone or tablet);

2. You can’t comment from a mobile platform, which means you will have to jump on a laptop or desktop to leave a note about how wonderful/terrible my advice is; and

3. The site will refresh automatically and unpredictably so unless you draft your comment somewhere else (like a Word document or in Notes, for example) and then copy/paste it, you will likely lose your comment before you finish writing it and have to start over.

Please draft first and copy/paste to leave a comment, or you will end up as frustrated as I have when my deeply insightful and piercing comments have disappeared into cyberspace before I could complete them.  Genius is hard to replicate!

Now that the holidays are fast-approaching, I have to assume many of you have struggles to share and about which to ask for advice.  Please either use my “contact us” button at the top of the page or email me at and I’ll see what I can do to make your problems worse.


This week is absolutely jammed with secret projects, income-earning opportunities and the purchase of a shotgun (did you see that, my favorite online stalker?) so please be patient if I miss a day.

Don’t forget to share the word!  Have a great week, everyone.  If you are too lazy to scroll upward here is that link again for today’s column: Concerned About My Friend’s Weight Gain.