Posts Tagged ‘ Midlife ’

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February 4, 2019
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Miss NackawicChris Helgason is the illustrator behind The World According to Miss Nackawic. He grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, spent 12 years in the army and now works as an aircraft maintenance engineer.…

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GOIN’ SOUTH

March 28, 2016
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Why didn’t someone warn me that once I hit the middle age years, my skin would lose its elasticity faster than a stretched-out rubber band? Wrinkles, I understand…but sagging? I didn’t see that one coming.…

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Midlife shape-shifting: Where’d my glutes go?

September 9, 2015
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So I never had the tush of a Victoria’s Secret model or the baby-got-back booty of a certain Kardashian. But on the other side of 50, it’s as if my once reasonably well-rounded derriere deflated.…

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Smile, You’re on the Colonoscopy Camera

March 1, 2015
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Smile, You’re on the Colonoscopy Camera

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to grin and bare it! The good news: I lost a few pounds in 24 hours. The bad news: a stranger inserted a camera at least…

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How to Go to Wonderland

September 26, 2014
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How to Go to Wonderland

My daughter is a certified fitness instructor – a fact that amuses me because I raised her on pop tarts and chicken nuggets. In a misguided attempt to lose my middle-aged flab, I joined her…

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What’s So Funny?

August 15, 2014
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What’s So Funny?

http://youtu.be/p_oRsQX5i_A The words “Cook in your underwear” aren’t that funny. But in the context of a speech I gave last week to the Idaho Association of School Administrators, the phrase prompted 500 people to spontaneously…

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The Joy of Cooking (Twice a Month)

July 18, 2014
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The Joy of Cooking (Twice a Month)

Because I like to eat, I like to cook. But I’m older, wiser, and my children are grown, so I only touch a pan once or twice a week. And during the summer months when…

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When a Kitty Shirt Causes a Cat Fight

July 16, 2014
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When a Kitty Shirt Causes a Cat Fight

 Skinny reality-TV starlet Bethenny Frankel recently posted a photo of herself wearing her 4-year-old daughter’s kitty pajamas. She looked cute. I wiggled into my 7-year-old granddaughter’s t-shirt from the same brand. I looked like a sweating…

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Midlife Cabernet: From Harley-Davidsons to Hostess Ding Dongs

July 11, 2014
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Midlife Cabernet: From Harley-Davidsons to Hostess Ding Dongs

In a former life, I rode a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, drank gallons of cold beer, ate greasy chicken wings, and made love at noon in a mountain meadow. Now I drive an SUV, sip laxative tea,…

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Midlife Cabernet: Saying “Happy Birthday” to an Ex-Father

July 4, 2014
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Midlife Cabernet: Saying “Happy Birthday” to an Ex-Father

For ten years, I enjoyed membership in a large Italian family, and they excelled in festive reunions, dramatic gestures, abundant food and drink, and naming several people Michael. After I canceled my membership by divorcing…

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