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A summer serving of blog soup

June 26, 2017

Summer’s here (finally!), so I’d like to think of this week’s post as the blog version of gazpacho—a cool and refreshing concoction of bits and pieces from my files. Well, at the very least, I hope you find it…Read the full article


Ever say, “I can’t wait until I’m old enough to…?”

June 19, 2017

Remember the childhood refrain, “I can’t wait until I’m old enough to [fill in the blank]?”A lot of my early aspirations had to do with achieving such milestones as: Wearing a bra—It wasn’t so much about having breasts, but…Read the full article


Scenes from a boomer marriage, Episode #4

June 12, 2017

I can’t quite believe it: this week, Hubs and I celebrate our 20th anniversary. Two decades! And I simply can’t imagine a better partner with whom to navigate this adventure called life. Part of what makes our marriage great,…Read the full article


Still working? Some interesting studies about work & retirement

June 5, 2017

Many of us baby boomers are at the age when we’re contemplating (or hungering for) retirement. In fact, 10,000 of us are turning 66 every day—the full retirement age for Social Security if you were born between 1943 and…Read the full article


Why humans don’t have a penis bone & other sex-related tidbits

May 29, 2017

I’m always filing away news tidbits that make me smile or go, “Hmmm…” Apparently, items relating to private parts have this effect on me more often than not, judging from the assortment that found its way into this week’s…Read the full article


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



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