Northeast Times

 Articles by Sally Friedman

A better way to party on New Year’s Eve

My serious mistake had been to believe a friend who had uttered those seven seductive words, “Have I got a guy for you!”


Time to say farwell to 2013… and its calendar

Full confession: I’ve been in love, with my 2013 calendar.


Walking in a winter wonderland is good for the soul

The heating guys have been here. They insist that our system is “balanced” — their word, not mine. They tell us that we’re wise and sensible people to have the whole system checked before the real bite of winter kicks in.


Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate family

It’s the season. The riotous preparations, the rush of homecomings and the 21-pound turkey — all will be taking center stage in our household, and probably yours, this week.


Fifty years after the bullet that changed us

For a generation of us, he was the gallant knight — handsome, brave, smart and charming. The smile, the athleticism, the sweet way he showed his affection for Caroline and little John-John…all of it captivated us.


Halloween cannot be escaped for long

One of the sobering realities of growing older is the recognition that there are paths you’ll never wander again — that you swore you’d never want to.


Conquering the jungle gym on an autumn afternoon

It was an early autumn afternoon, and it was just the two of us at Jonah’s backyard jungle gym. This grandson, with the thatch of dark brown hair, always has had a special place in my heart because he is in that unenviable middle child position in a family of three boys.


It’s time to confront the ‘100 Thing Challenge’

The project is so monumental that we’ve put if off for eight years. And that’s a lot of procrastinating.


The time is finally here for fall fashion

I try to resist.


The New Year: Looking forward, looking back

The extra leaves for the dining room table have been dusted off and jammed into place. The 18 unmatched chairs are being assembled around that table in a dining room that seems to have shrunk since last Rosh Hashanah. A huge brisket is in the freezer, hogging up space.