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Holiday Eating!

Holiday Eating!

The upcoming cornucopia of holiday food can certainly pull us out of our usual caloric comfort zone!  But relax . . . it is OK to indulge yourself a bit but be smart about it.  Here are some tips.   First off, don’t try to diet now.  It can only lead to frustration.  Strive to

Thanksgiving For One

Thanksgiving For One

Not all of us can recreate the Norman Rockwell version of Thanksgiving. Our lives have moved in different directions and although here at Suddenly Solo we have proffered suggestions about making connections for the holidays, sometimes they don’t pan out. Let us tell you something . . . spending Thanksgiving by yourself is not all

Football and Big-Screen TVs: Made for Each Other

Football and Big-Screen TVs: Made for Each Other

Although any sport looks better on a large-screen television, football seems to have the best coverage and camera angles that make watching it in high-definition and on a screen that is larger than 27 inches pretty remarkable. Here are some tips if you are thinking about upgrading your current unit: Wait until January for the

Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

You may be called upon to “bring something” at a holiday get-together or even to prepare something for yourself (or a date).  Remembering that we Suddenly Solos may not aspire to Top Chef stature but would like to show some kitchen competency, here is an easy to prepare seasonal recipe that will give you stature

Alone for the Holidays? Don’t Let It Get You Down!

Alone for the Holidays?  Don’t Let It Get You Down!

The stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year’s can be stressful for anyone, whether you are surrounded by people or if you are by yourself.  Family vacation schedules, long-distance travel, finances and lingering tensions from recent separations can make get-togethers difficult.  The result may be spending time alone during this time of the year. Madison Avenue

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

Should You Go For a New 4K TV For Football Season?

First, a little bit of background – 4K television is the latest high definition viewing technology. As the name implies, it is basically about four times as image-intense (resolution) as the current high definition television. It is sometimes referred to as Ultra HD. Hard to believe, right? Take a trip to your local TV/electronics dealer

The Saboteur

The Saboteur

  By Andrew Gross   If you liked the movie, The Guns of Navarone (who didn’t?) or The Heroes of Telemark, then you will race through this terrific novel.  But even if you haven’t seen the flicks, but you enjoy solid story-telling with a foundation in historical fact, The Saboteur will have your heart racing

Fly Frequently? Get Bumped For Cash!

Fly Frequently? Get Bumped For Cash!

With the cooler weather approaching, many Suddenly Solos will be heading to winter residences. And some of us will often be shuttling back and forth for family events, holidays, recreational opportunities, etc.  If you are anticipating making several flights (and have some flexibility), why not roll the dice and book plane trips that are LIKELY

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

It is hard to believe that many people do not know the story of the rescue at Dunkirk in 1940. Just in case you need a reminder, allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France were surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. The Allied soldiers

IT

IT

If it weren’t for the fact that we like to keep our Suddenly Solos up to date on the latest cinematic offerings, the horror film, IT would not be on our list of films to see!  But, it had the largest opening weekend box office gross receipts at theaters so at least we had company

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