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"It's Chloe Time"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.09.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I live in a different time zone than everybody else -- right now it is 8:49 a.m., Eastern time, 5:49 on the West Coast and 12:27 on M...

"Trouble's on the Menu"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.18.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was 16, I got my first job. I was, improbably, a waiter at the now-defunct Parkway Deli in my hometown of Stamford, Connecticu...

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long w...

"The Breakfast Club"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.15.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Because I am so culinarily challenged that both the fire department and the nearest emergency room have to be on alert whenever I try...

"Do the Ride Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.19.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a geezer who has learned that life has its ups and downs, as well as its twists and turns, especially with small children who aren...

"Chloe and Poppie's Excellent Adventure"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.07.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When it comes to writers who are famous for turning real-life adventures into literary gold, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had noth...

"You Have to Hand It to Him"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.21.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Whenever my wife asks me to tidy up the bathroom, I feel like throwing in the towel because I could never get it to look as nice as t...

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.10.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Whenever I attempt to do something I can't do -- sing, dance, perform surgery -- somebody tells me not to quit my day job. The only p...

#TalkToMe: Captured Jewish World War II Veteran's Reflections With His Granddaughter

Dr. Vanita Braver | Posted 04.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Vanita Braver

Please check out this extraordinary video of my daughter Alyssa Braver interviewing her almost 93 year old grandfather, Harold Braver for the Huffington Post #TalkToMe video series.

Spare the Frame, Spoil the Grandpa

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.14.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

People have said for years that I will end up in the gutter. Little did I know it would happen when I went bowling with my 3-year-old granddaughter.

"This Little Poppie Went to Market"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.01.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In nearly 38 years of marriage, I have found that food shopping is a matter of putting the cart before the horse's behind. This explains why I am the designated driver whenever I go to the supermarket with my wife, Sue.

Big Girl Weekend

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.16.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The surest sign that a toddler is getting big is when she becomes more mature than her grandfather. In the case of my granddaughter, Chloe, who is about to turn 3, that happened about three years ago.

"Poppie Goes to School"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.02.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I was 3 years old, I knew my ABCs. Unfortunately, I didn't learn the rest of the alphabet until I was in high school.

One for the Aged

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.16.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Now that I have reached 62, the age at which geezers such as yours truly are eligible to take Social Security payments, I have made an important discovery.

"The Zezimas' 2015 Christmas Letter"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.22.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spi...

Chloe Meets Santa

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.08.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When Chloe and I met him, he certainly looked the part. His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow. He had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.

No Thanks for the Memory

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.24.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am so technologically challenged that my granddaughter, Chloe, who isn't even 3 years old, is more advanced than I am. I know this because she can use an iPad. I don't have an iPad, or an iPod, or even an iWatch, although I do have an iPhone and, according to my dentist, iTeeth.

Depth of a Salesman

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.13.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Despite the lamentable fact that I couldn't sell skis in Vermont during the winter, or surfboards in Hawaii during the summer, or even beer to castaways on a desert island, mainly because I would have consumed it myself, I recently got a job as a salesman.

Poppie's Personal Trainer

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.30.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the advanced age of 61 (my age is advancing while the rest of me is regressing), I am happy to say that I don't need to join a health club. That's...

Photo Of 92-Year-Old Meeting New Great-Granddaughter Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty

A photo capturing the heartwarming moment a 92-year-old held her baby great-granddaughter for the first time was shared on Reddit earlier today, garne...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

5-Year-Old's Sweet Song Brings Great-Grandma With Dementia 'Back To Life'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2015 | Fifty

A little girl's kind gesture brought a smile to her dementia-stricken great-grandmother's face. Five-year-old Sophie Flynn from Ireland was taken by h...

'The Ice Cream Man Cometh'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.07.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the whole wide world -- which, as NASA has proven, is a whole lot wider than Pluto, a Disney character who can't hold a candle to "Sesame Street" star Elmo -- nothing is sweeter than my granddaughter, Chloe.

The Royal Treatment

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.21.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since the birth of the little princess, people around the world have been abuzz with excitement. I refer, of course, to my granddaughter, Chloe. Peo...