Inga

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  • 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...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Please stop beeping

    Let Inga Tell You: Please stop beeping

    I’m trying to decide when our lives became controlled by beeps. When I was growing up, I don’t remember anything that beeped. Now I can’t think of anything that doesn’t. And frankly, it’s starting to drive me a little crazy. If you’ve got a Smartphone, you know the difference between the text message...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Tormenting your descendants

    Let Inga Tell You: Tormenting your descendants

    — LET INGA TELL YOU: The oil portrait that my father commissioned of me in July, 1966 when I was 18 had been embalmed in bubblewrap for more than four decades in the back of a closet, the downside of my not having moved in 43 years. But when I realized last month that it was the 50th anniversary...

  • Tormenting your descendants

    — LET INGA TELL YOU: The oil portrait that my father commissioned of me in July, 1966 when I was 18 had been embalmed in bubblewrap for more than four decades in the back of a closet, the downside of my not having moved in 43 years. But when I realized last month that it was the 50th anniversary...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Living in the Twilight Zone

    Let Inga Tell You: Living in the Twilight Zone

    — LET INGA TELL YOU: I’ve written before about living in a house in the Twilight Zone. I’m still trying to figure out if we’d have to disclose this if we ever sell. The house was built in 1947, so you’d think the city would have caught on by now that it’s here. But several city databases — Environmental...

  • Living in theTwilight Zone

    — LET INGA TELL YOU: I've written before about living in a house in the Twilight Zone. I'm still trying to figure out if we'd have to disclose this if we ever sell. The house was built in 1947, so you'd think the city would have caught on by now that it's here. But several city databases — Environmental...

  • Let Inga Tell You: We fall in love with a foo-foo dog

    Let Inga Tell You: We fall in love with a foo-foo dog

    — LET INGA TELL YOU: Recently I wrote about Olof and I starting to look at dogs. Olof was not enthusiastic about “foo-foo” dogs that needed professional grooming. Our vet, meanwhile, predicted we would fall in love with any dog that ended up in our house for more than two days. And lo and behold,...

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