Category Archives: humor

For the Book Lovers Among Us

In spite of all the changes in our tech-mad, on-line-media world, I’m not the only person who still loves the satisfying feel of a real book with pages you can turn. Even though I’m older, I’m not old-fashioned, and I … Continue reading

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Ritual Reruns

At my advanced age, it’s amazing that I had to re-learn how to tie my shoes. In our re-imagined world, rote tasks that used to be so simple and swift can now seem iffy and intricate. At least I’m catching … Continue reading

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Older and Better

We’ve all seen that greeting card…so appropriate on big-number birthdays…that highlight adding another year to the pile we’re already dragging behind us, “Remember, you’re not getting older, only better!” Hold that thought! There I was, still merrily celebrating the start … Continue reading

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Caught in the World Wide Web

After all my warnings to readers of my financial advice columns about on-line scams, overblown ads and that “free” usually isn’t, I got caught in the web of online sales! How could I have fallen for a pretty face—the one … Continue reading

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Best Friend Forever (BFF) … or Not?

How many times have I heard seniors say, “I’ve known her (him, them), for at least forty years. Or… “Can you believe it? She was my bridesmaid, and my husband and I will celebrate our fiftieth.” People of a certain … Continue reading

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Senior Unassisted Living

My son has just threatened to write my unflattering obit—Death by Compost Bin—because such a disaster almost came true. In our enlightened Palo Alto community, taking out the garbage/recycling/compost has become more complicated than dealing with the IRS, with a … Continue reading

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Obits for the Rest of Us

I’ve discovered there’s a definite point when a person becomes old! No, nothing like a special birthday, new decade or those indelible signs like cataracts or wrinkles—gray hair, stiff backs and slower steps don’t even count. What I believe is … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of a Slim Christmas

‘Tis the season….and I bounce between pounds gained and lost as the holiday partying ebbs and flows.  As many of my fellow revelers are the fit ladies from exercise groups who also excel in gourmet cooking and baking, I recalled … Continue reading

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What’s in a Word?

Any time I mention even the slightest pain or deviation from my former self, more and more I’m hearing , “Well, you know, it’s age-related.” I suspect that means “age-ing related” as in “You’re getting old, lady” and its unstated corollary, … Continue reading

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