Game Changer

     So, we turned the clock back an hour this past weekend.  Unless you live in Hawaii or Arizona.  Those states are on perpetual Daylight Savings Time.  Unless you are a member of the Navajo Nation who happens to live in Arizona.    In that case, like the rest of the 48, you did turn

By |2023-11-07T14:56:30+00:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Aging, Relationships, Spouse|0 Comments

Wardrobe Redux

     It’s once again fall, my favorite season.  I love the fall colors.  Standing near a tree aglow with orange, red, and rust-colored leaves is very flattering to my complexion.       Fall is also the time when you might be considering a wardrobe update.  As you stow the linens and retrieve the sweaters,

By |2023-10-02T13:28:30+00:00October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Aging, Fashion|6 Comments

Northern Exposure

     Another season, another reason to vacate Florida for the cooler climes of the northeast.  As lovely as it is to have the good fortune to spend the winter months where scarves and gloves are not required, I feel equally fortunate to be able to leave when the temperature and humidity are responsible for

By |2023-05-31T13:46:49+00:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Aging, Nostalgia|2 Comments

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Assisted Living

Congratulations Seniors!  In addition to receiving benefits such as Social Security, Medicare, and discount movie tickets, you are now eligible to receive jokes in your inbox which keep reminding you that you’re old! It’s not that I resent jokes about aging.  I think laughing at ourselves is healthy as long as you empty your bladder

By |2023-03-01T19:37:48+00:00February 28th, 2023|Categories: Aging|4 Comments

Four Score Plus One

I had a very lovely Super Bowl Sunday birthday.  Thank you for asking.  And the outcome of our marital scrimmage about which occasion to celebrate? Both sides won.  We had an early dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant.  Agreeing to skip coffee and dessert, we were finished in time to join some friends to watch

By |2022-02-15T14:55:44+00:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Aging|2 Comments

Romancing The Crone

This essay originally appeared on September 17, 2015.  I'm pleased to say I'm still standing and embracing the Third Stage of my life! For those of you who have imagined me lounging by the pool for the month of August, that couldn't be further from the truth.  In fact, I've been lounging on my screen

By |2021-08-31T13:50:19+00:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Aging, Fantasy|6 Comments

The Meaning of Life (Time Warranty)

Come on, admit it.   We are all subject to occasional morbid thoughts, especially at that point in life when the number representing our chronological age exceeds the highway speed limit.  Don’t tell me that you never think about the Grim Reaper, the Dark Angel, or any of the other euphemisms you can name to avoid

By |2021-07-31T22:26:51+00:00July 31st, 2021|Categories: Aging, Death, Shopping|16 Comments
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