Category Archives: senior experience

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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Teaching, The (Ig)noble Profession

Many women “of a certain age” began their career paths teaching school. A close second to motherhood, teaching’s the ultimate challenge combined with infinite multitasking. Work your passion was the new mantra in my era! So I began my adult … Continue reading

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The Road Less Traveled

Modern travelers circle the globe, cruise, and tour from China to Cuba. However, anyone seeking the ultimate adventure needs only to drive anywhere across our own grand country. The open road stitches our country together. City dwellers clamoring about crowds … Continue reading

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Count Your (Family) Blessings

Several quotes sing in my psyche—not lines from great lit or epic poetry—but from my adult children. They do not soft pedal the icky side of aging; they tell it like it is. If the truth sometimes hurts, it also … 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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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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