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I Have Discovered the Fountain of Youth

February 23, 2016
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I’m 61 years old. You can’t fool me with platitudes like “60 is the new 45.”  Let’s face it. The man in the mirror is looking very rough around the edges – and frankly, he’s…

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A reflection on plucking mustache hairs

January 1, 2016
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It was one of those profound moments. Well, sort of. I stood at the magnifying mirror one recent morning plucking rogue mustache hairs, and it dawned on me that this was something I never had…

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Let’s play Baby Boomer Bingo!

August 12, 2015
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You must have noticed…we boomers have reached the age when, at social get-togethers, the conversation invariably veers to matters of health. Sometimes I wish I had a stopwatch to time just how long it takes…

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The secret to happiness: Always remain twenty-three

March 24, 2015
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The secret to happiness: Always remain twenty-three

Great news for all of you who have passed the big 50 milestone and are depressed that the best part of life may have passed you by. It has, of course, but be patient. In…

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The Things I Miss…

July 30, 2014
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I MISS… Middle Age:  It used to be that when asked my age on a survey, the options were something like this:   20-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-80…

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When A Doctor’s Appointment Goes Bad.

June 9, 2014
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When A Doctor’s Appointment Goes Bad.

I hate doctor’s appointments. It doesn’t matter which doctor’s appointment it is – OBGYN, GP, Bone and Joint.  Any doctor that has a lobby, a snarky Nurse’s Assistant and a scale is nerve-racking.  The other…

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Your Inner vs. Outer Age

Your Inner vs. Outer Age

My two-cent theory is that we each have two ages. The age you think you are, and the one on your driver’s license. The Inner Me says, “I’m 18!” The world is harsh when answering…

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Setting Straight Some Stupid Ideas About Seniors

April 19, 2014
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Setting Straight Some Stupid Ideas About Seniors

Everyone over 60 should retire so their jobs can go to younger people. Okay, listen up. This only applies to people who want to retire. In other words, those who hate the soul-sucking torture they’ve…

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The Absolutely, Positively Not Boring Woman

April 5, 2014
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The Absolutely, Positively Not Boring Woman

I just turned sixty-eight years old. Ailments are a major subject of conversation for people my age, because they are the most exciting things that happen to most of us. This can get dull after…

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THE VITAMIN SHOP

March 4, 2014
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THE VITAMIN SHOP

My medicine cabinet looks like a nursing home has been secretly stockpiling drugs in my bathroom. Aside from all the necessities for a hangover (the three A’s—aspirin, Alka Seltzer, and Advil) and the usual creams…

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