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Failure to Print

     My husband and I just returned from a successful 10-day holiday.   I deem it successful because we managed to avoid almost all of the hazards of traveling.  We had:  no flight delays, no lost luggage, comfortable hotels, absence of intestinal backlash, good weather, and letting others do the driving, which greatly minimizes opportunities

By | 2018-09-30T13:54:15+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Travel|5 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 | 2018-09-15T13:36:46+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Fantasy|3 Comments

I’m Way Too Young To Be This Old

It's June, the month of transitions: summer arrives, weddings abound, and of course, there are the graduations. And this June, the oldest of my three geographically closest grandchildren is among those who are moving on. No, I'm not shopping for a wedding dress. Not quite yet.  It's simply a middle school graduation.  In September she'll

By | 2018-06-15T13:49:22+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging|10 Comments

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Dye If I Want To

Like most women, I have a complicated relationship with birthdays.  Which happens to be today.  I won’t get specific, but I will admit to being in my eighth decade, and creeping closer to the next round number.  By the way, for those of you who, like me, almost failed math, the eighth decade does not

By | 2018-02-13T21:28:54+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Beauty, Hair|31 Comments

And Don’t Call Me Elderly!

Thirty-seven years ago, before anyone would dare to refer to me as elderly, a movie was released  called “Airplane.”  Starring an unlikely comedic cast, including Leslie Nielsen, this spoof of Hollywood disaster films, much to everyone’s surprise, became a sensation.  Of the many brilliant sight gags and clever lines, the following brief dialogue between Leslie

By | 2018-01-15T13:39:05+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Aging, Language|14 Comments

Higher Maintenance

Since becoming a "woman of a certain age" September has taken on a whole new meaning. I'm reminded of this as I sit at my desk, which suddenly has become strewn with postcards I've received from the medical community reminding me that it's once again time to check in for a check-up. I commented on

By | 2017-09-15T12:56:06+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Aging, Doctors, Medicine|6 Comments

My Left Shoulder

I apologize for the fact that I’m late in delivering this new post.   That is, if anyone even noticed that  I’m a few days past my deadline.  Five to be exact, if you happen to mark your calendar.  Which I highly doubt.  But that’s okay.  I don’t mind my usual timeliness being taken for granted.

By | 2017-07-27T17:06:16+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Aging, Anatomy, Doctors, Health|19 Comments