Inga

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  • Let Inga Tell You: The year of living deafeningly

    Let Inga Tell You: The year of living deafeningly

    LET INGA TELL YOU: The day after my next door neighbor's seeming-endless remodel was finally finished recently, I took my newspaper out to the patio on a beautiful Saturday morning to celebrate, only to be greeted by chainsaws. The neighbor on the other side of him was doing an all-day tree job....

  • Let Inga Tell You: How to be a professional listiclist

    Let Inga Tell You: How to be a professional listiclist

    LET INGA TELL YOU: This is going to sound like sour grapes, but it seems more and more that online media has jettisoned articles requiring actual writing skills in favor of "listicles" or articles that begin with a number: 7 steps to better cardiac health. 5 reasons your daughter-in-law hates you....

  • Let Inga Tell You: It Takes a Village — Saving Moo

    Let Inga Tell You: It Takes a Village — Saving Moo

    LET INGA TELL YOU: On Aug. 15, as I was picking up allergy medication for our foster dog at La Jolla Veterinary Hospital on Fay, I couldn't help but notice the flier for a found Shih Tzu on their bulletin board. He looked like the identical twin of our previous foster dog, Percy, who, freshly rehabbed,...

  • Let Inga Tell You: The best news I've ever heard

    Let Inga Tell You: The best news I've ever heard

    LET INGA TELL YOU: The news only gets better and better. In addition to chocolate's many positive health benefits — foremost among them making life worth living — it has now been proven that it dramatically improves brain function. I should mention that I have been collecting articles on the benefits...

  • Let Inga Tell You: A tale too common to parents

    Let Inga Tell You: A tale too common to parents

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Ever since I could put pen to paper, I've been a diary and journal writer, which is actually the sum total of my writing training, along with a lifetime of letter writing. Every once in a while, I go back through journals to see what I wrote and often find stories about experiences...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Eat your heart out, NSA

    Let Inga Tell You: Eat your heart out, NSA

    LET INGA TELL YOU: People think telephone surveillance is a new thing but then, they're not old enough to have grown up with a party line. Eat your heart out, NSA. Sixty years ago, the entire country was listening in on each other's phone conversations. Back in the Pleistocene Era of telephonics,...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Dating among the elderly

    Let Inga Tell You: Dating among the elderly

    LET INGA TELL YOU: When you see a newspaper photo of happy nonagenarians at their wedding, the first reaction (aside from being happy for them, and wondering what their scheming children think) is "Are they really going to 'do it'?" Society in general has a true aversion to the concept of old-people...

  • Let Inga Tell You: The year of the dog

    Let Inga Tell You: The year of the dog

    LET INGA TELL YOU: When we'll look back on 2016, I'm pretty sure we'll refer to it as The Year of the Dog. The first two months of the year were spent in a constant battle to solve the ever-more-severe allergy issues of our beloved English bulldog, Winston. Just when it looked like we were making...

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