Why you’re never too old

June 15, 2021
I'll be 70 this summer.  70! I can't wrap my head around it. Still, it doesn't seem as old as I expected, because it's never occurred to me to approach life with...

How did we get here?

February 6, 2018
My phone pinged in with a text the other morning as I was looking out at the sunshine at Half Moon Bay (Calif.) It was gay husband, sending me this 30-year old...

Weeding out

January 29, 2018
"Last year you decided to weed out people who weren't reciprocal, and you did," my husband reminded me at the end of December. "So what's your goal for this...

Aging hacks

March 8, 2017
No matter how with-it we think we are, there's no question that aging has effects on our bodies and our minds. Cognitively, we're not as sharp as we were when we were...

Here’s what we think this week

March 5, 2017
NOTHING REALLY CHANGES, DOES IT? The Republican Party obsession with birth control and abortion reminded Meryl Baier of Six Decades of Counting that, as a history...

Aging and its tradeoffs

March 1, 2017
The world of senior citizens --65 and over-- is a strange thing to behold, now that I'm a member of that tribe.  Aging ain't for the faint of heart and one of the most...

The foggy ruins of time

November 28, 2016
This has been one unholy bitch of a year.  Bob Dylan comes to mind, as he does any time I have a bitch of a year, and there've been very few. Which is to say Dylan...

Compassionate, practical caregiving advice

October 21, 2016
Are you concerned about what will happen when your elderly parents can no longer care for themselves? No one gives us caregiving advice when we're younger. As we get...

Who’s got the fob?

July 26, 2016
Ok, I'll admit. We don't yet have a car with keyless ignition. And so rarely do I rent a car these days that I'd never driven a car with a keyless...

The art of napping

November 21, 2015
I've always resisted napping, afraid I might miss something. It's the same reason I don't like to sleep in. There's a big world out there and it ticks along regardless...

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