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Sh*t just got real for this baby boomer

May 22, 2017

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend. In it, she revealed that she has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive type of brain tumor. After discussing her situation with her doctors and her husband,…Read the full article


If advertising told the truth

May 15, 2017

If you’re like me, there’s a whole lotta head-shaking and eye-rolling going on when you see TV and magazine advertising nowadays. So much of it is so ridiculous, pandering, ageist, sexist, patronizing and/or [insert your adjective of derision here]—especially…Read the full article


42 reasons this baby boomer’s glad she didn’t have kids

May 8, 2017

There’s a magnet on my fridge that reads: “Just because you can have children doesn’t mean you should.” I took its message to heart years ago. The fact is, I never heard the siren call of motherhood. If I…Read the full article


More life lessons from inanimate objects

May 1, 2017

Last year, I wrote a post about how even inanimate objects have something to teach us about life, if we allow ourselves to be open to the lessons. Since then, more everyday items have spoken to me (figuratively, that…Read the full article


6 science-related questions I never thought to ask

April 24, 2017

Those pesky scientists are at it again—seeking answers to questions we never thought to ask (at least out loud), challenging what we thought we already knew, and providing interesting blog fodder in the process. Well, at least I think…Read the full article


Quiz: Where are you on the libido spectrum?

April 17, 2017

Inquiring minds want to know: Where are you on the libido spectrum? By way of explanation, real-life psychiatrist Stephen B. Levine, MD, says the sexual desire spectrum has six levels ranging from aversion and disinclination at one end, to…Read the full article


Baby boomers, sleeplessness and the zombie apocalypse

April 10, 2017

I predict the zombie apocalypse, when it happens, will be the result of sleeplessness. Think about it. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has already declared sleeplessness a public health epidemic, reporting in 2013 that while adults need seven…Read the full article


7 more irritants that trigger age-related asshat allergy syndrome

April 3, 2017

Spring is in the air (well, not so much here in Maine, where there’s still snow on the ground, FFS). But in more temperate places where trees, flowers and grasses are blooming by now, there’s also a shit ton…Read the full article


Another serving of blog soup for baby boomers

March 27, 2017

It’s funny how things happen. I’d been filing away random tidbits for my next batch of blog soup and, when I hauled them out to write this week’s post, it turns out they all relate to the same thing:…Read the full article


54 things I never thought I’d say

March 20, 2017

One recent Sunday, a friend asked if I’d seen a certain skit on SNL the night before. I heard myself reply, “No, I can’t stay up that late, but I’ll check it out online.” Then I thought: OMG, did…Read the full article



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