Beth Cone Kramer's Blog
- Calabasas, California, USA
- May 27
- Beth Cone Kramer is a self-confessed shoe addict with a predilection for heels. She possesses an almost encyclopedic memory of every pair of shoes she has ever owned. She currently lives in L.A.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Election Cycle Cyberbullying
October 10, 2012 05:33PM
- I'm Part of the Outsource
September 24, 2012 05:31PM
- First Day of School:A Primer
August 22, 2012 04:03PM
- The Dodgy Wave
July 10, 2012 03:51PM
- I'll Have What She's Having:
Nora Ephron, RIP
June 27, 2012 04:30PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “In my daughter's high
school, a 16 year old was
September 24, 2012 07:37PM
- “Great story of life in
an earlier time! Thanks
July 10, 2012 03:55PM
- “Michael, I'm sure if you
had ever been bullied or
the ground, you
May 13, 2012 02:41AM
- “Great piece, Blu!
for the people who claim
nobody wants to ban
April 13, 2012 01:36AM
- “The protagonist starts
the novel as a virgin and a
March 19, 2012 12:51PM
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I’ve been a political junkie since I canvassed for a mayoral candidate at the age of 12. I am hardly a new kid on the political block. In all my years of political involvement, I’ve never witnessed an election cycle as filled with vengefulness as the Cyberbullying Cycle… Read full post »
Times are tough. Gas in southern California costs upwards of $4.25 a gallon. Turning up the a/c leads to $550 a month electric bills. So, I was somewhat relieved to find out I was not only accepted but given the highest rating on a site for writers… Read full post »
Remember the first day of school? Nervous energy somewhat mitigated by an arsenal of fresh school supplies, a new pair of shoes and another chance to get it right?
Like many kids in Southern California, my daughters started school today. New schedules, the excitement of finding a familiar face… Read full post »
Yesterday, my junior high- aged daughter and I were in line at the post office to inquire about the whereabouts of our vacation hold when my daughter noticed two classmates. I tried to resist the “aren’t you going to say hello?” as my daughter sort of slid behind me, attempting the… Read full post »
Nora Ephron, the patron saint of smart rom coms, sharp essays and style, is gone.
Yesterday as I read the first newsfeed reporting Ephron’s gravely ill status, I thought about the icon who wore so many hats. The Wellesley grad who in her self-deprecating manner boasted of being the only… Read full post »
Recently, Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz recounted an incident involving Mitt Romney during his days at Michigan’s Cranbrook Prep, part of a series of biographical articles about the GOP Prez candidate. Romney reportedly led a group of his cronies in pinning down a less popular classma… Read full post »
(photo from earlier days...)
In the milieu of the play group and PTA, there are two kinds of mothers. Moms who happen to be women who gladly trade in sexy shoes and sedans for a minivan and tennis shoes and women who happen to be moms who wouldn’t dream of… Read full post »
Soccer moms and women’s book clubs have been downloading an erotic story of bondage, safe words and some pretty hardcore “”toys” on Kindles, Nooks and I-Pads from suburbs of L.A. to the Upper East Side of Manhattan and even in the fly over zones.
Who would… Read full post »
During an appearance on a radio show, Rick “Dan Quayle 2012” Santorum advised his party marry off all single mothers as a strategy to eliminate the “Democratic Advantage.”
Mr. Santorum, as an (attractive, educated, witty, intelligent and compassionate) woman of a certain age… Read full post »
In my rather passing acquaintance with physics, I do remember potential vs kinetic energy. Some time during my stint at Anthony Wayne Jr. High, I probably saw a film strip or super 8 movie featuring a train or roller coaster. (Yes, I’m old enough to remember those films with t/… Read full post »
As I’m about to embark on a trip back east for my high school reunion, I’ve already begun the journey through nostalgia which I actually started with a Facebook reunion a little over two years ago. When do we start the bittersweet trips back to childhood? When do we tr… Read full post »
“I can dress myself properly.”
Back in Mrs. Ridgeway’s kindergarten class at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Wayne, New Jersey, I initially failed to make the grade.
N. Needs improvement?
OK, in the era marked by unnatural fibe… Read full post »
A 48 year old Orange County woman allegedly drugged her estranged husband, tied him to the bed, and cut off his penis, threw the willy into the garage disposal and flipped on. Catherine Kieu Becker says he deserved it.
Hell hath no fury… Now, I generally avoid blaming victim… Read full post »
The title of my first foray into the blogosphere is “Shoenogomy.” When I started this blog, I wrote about my life experiences told through shoes. If there were a 12-step program for heels, I’d be in the front row center. I’m somewhat in recovery/… Read full post »
Forty-something Florida entrepreneur Cheryl Mercuris is renting an East Hampton estate for a couple of weeks. The catch? She’s dropping $500 K to mingle with single hedge fund managers and other successful types.
The first article I read which detailed Cheryl’s exploit… Read full post »
During today’s cruise around the internet, I came across a tantalizing headline via a home page. Musicroom.com reported everyone’s not so favorite bad boy Charlie Sheen may be penning a $3 million spokesperson deal with dating site Establishedmen.com. The site may enlist Shee… Read full post »
Fifteen minutes. That’s what Andy Warhol said we’d each get in the fame cycle. I wonder what he’d think if he were to come back today.
I live in L.A., the insta-fame capital of the world where the barista has written a screenplay and your kid’s geomet… Read full post »
I have a pretty miserable sense of direction. When I am headed to a familiar destination, my car sort of goes on autopilot. I sometimes attribute this phenomenon to my mother, may she rest in peace. Afraid to drive on the highway, she knew the back way to everywhere.&nb… Read full post »
In recent months, Tiger Mom has created quite a stir from the mommy bloggers to the upper echelons of “Time,” “Newsweek,” and “The New York Times.” If you’ve been hiding under a rock or perhaps your own strict mother has sequestered you to your room to practi… Read full post »
MILF Times Eight?
Octomom Nadya Suleman is being wooed by captain of porn and Vivid Entertainment co-founder Steve Hirsch.
I am guessing Nadya at one time believed she could parlay the multiple gig into a “Kate Plus Eight” meets “The Duggars.” If we/… Read full post »
Santa, Love, and FaithFaith is believing when common sense tells you not to.
“Miracle on 34th Street”
Although I was raised in a Jewish household, I’ve always appreciated Christmas. In the past, I attributed being a Noel-phile or lover of mistletoe to Christmas carols and th/… Read full post »
In a truth is stranger than any straight to DVD slasher movie set in the Gator State, Hiccup Girl, as she was affectionately known when no paper bag, spooks, or other home remedy could stop her – Hiccup! – is being charged with first degree murder. Gotta love that back story.… Read full post »
Earlier this week, I filled you in on the on-hold experience with my health insurer. As a writer and reporter, I have never missed an opportunity to get in on the action. Which is why, I suppose, I attempted to change my policy just two days before the first/… Read full post »
Health Insurance Companies. Probably the least respected of any business in the history of the United States. Well, maybe just above tobacco companies. Or agribusinesses which sell contaminated eggs to an unsuspecting public.
Why not raise premiums exponentially while cutting covera… Read full post »
Some moments in history are defined by the recollection of where we were when we heard the news. We have all seen the “Life” photo of the American sailor kissing the woman in the white dress in Times Square on VJ Day.
We or our parents know exactly where we/… Read full post »