Category Archives: Life After 50

READING COMPANION

When I see a book with pages turned down, or with scribbling inside, anything that hints at a disrespect for the written word, I have a visceral reaction so strong that I am filled with nausea. Since I consider a … Continue reading

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Political Boundaries

“There is a fine line between knowing enough to be able to vote intelligently, to vote for the heart and soul of this country, and knowing too damned much.” Continue reading

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The Powerful Voice of Women

“We need to shrug off the cloak of what we’ve been taught a “lady” is, we need to run naked against the wind…” Continue reading

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Finding Our True Voice

“We are all gifted, even if we have the detriment of an extensive education.” Continue reading

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Auntie Mom

It’s hard to share your mom with your siblings, let alone with your cousin, but you did that for me, letting her take one more under her wing. Continue reading

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Happy Mothers Day to Me

I am a mother. On Mother’s Day we traditionally pay tribute to our own mothers. But today I am going to break with tradition, and pay tribute to myself. Yep, that’s right. Because being a mother is a lovely, beautiful, … Continue reading

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Midlife Plus

When I first joined Facebook in its youth, it was because I wanted to keep in touch with my grown daughters more. They led busy lives, had careers, partners, and were raising children. We lived 3,000 miles apart. They were … Continue reading

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