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Burning with embarrassment

February 13, 2018

Some product warning labels make me feel like an absolute genius. For example, you don’t have to tell me once (let alone twice) not to eat an iPod Shuffle. Or to refrain from pouring hot coffee on my crotch.…Read the full article

31 ways to scare yourself this Halloween–or any time

October 30, 2017

Who needs ghosts and goblins? I can scare the crap out of myself in myriad ways, thank you very much. We boomers face countless situations that trigger terror—or, at the very least, a shudder and/or “OMG!” utterance. What’s more,…Read the full article

Baby boomers and booze: Do we have a problem?

October 9, 2017

One of life’s greatest pleasures—for me, anyway—is savoring a glass (or two) of nicely chilled, oaky chardonnay at the end of the workday. The mouth-feel, the slight buzz it imparts, the melting away of deadline stress, the ritual—it’s just…Read the full article

Some thoughts on that tired-looking older person in my mirror

August 21, 2017

Just the other day, I accidentally hit the Photo Booth button on my laptop, and was jolted by the image of a person I barely recognized staring back at me. She had a sagging jawline and jowls, a neck…Read the full article

Finding the upside–and humor–in a health scare

August 7, 2017

A recent health scare has reaffirmed two truths for me. First, the universe has a really twisted sense of humor. Second, you can almost always find something to laugh about, even when things seem pretty freakin’ bleak. To wit:…Read the full article

A baby boomer reflects on aging, writing and memory

July 24, 2017

Does this ever happen to you? Lately I’ve noticed that I’m having difficulty retrieving words. Not always, but often enough to be aware of it. It happened just the other day, when I saw the word “ribald” in something…Read the full article

35 more new vocabulary words

July 10, 2017

When I can’t sleep, or when I’m bored on a road trip, I spend time making up words. If getting older means I’m going to start forgetting words—or at least having trouble retrieving them as easily as I used…Read the full article

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

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