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Boomer Bane: Cuteness and Backhanded Compliments

Friday, February 3rd, 2017   3:47 pm |  Category:   Life  |  Add Comment  
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Are you the epitome of the sizzling ageless boomer babe that women envy or try to emulate? Do you work hard to stay in shape, look hot in your skinny jeans and project an “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” image in your leather biker jacket? When you walk into a room of your peers, …more

Are Old People Their Own Worst Enemies?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016   2:07 pm |  Category:   Life  |  2 Comments  
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A currently running TV commercial shows two teens arriving at their grandparents home.  Instead of hugs for the kids, Grandma and Grandpa shove a handful of tech gadgets with dangling wires  into the  hands of the teens and greet them with, ” We are so happy to see you. None of this works.”   The commercial perpetuates the …more

What Caitlin Jenner And I Have In Common

Sunday, February 14th, 2016   3:05 pm |  Category:   Life  |  1 Comment  
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On March 16, 2004, The Los Angeles Times published an article (which I still have) about school trustees who complained about a law regarding gender identity.   According to The Times article,  ”The law requires schools’ anti-discrimination complaint procedures to reflect the state’s definition of “sex” as male or female, and gender as a “person’s …more

Workable Tips To Look Younger Longer

Sunday, January 10th, 2016   12:35 pm |  Category:   Health  |  Add Comment  
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While it is impossible to stay young, it is possible to hang on to some of the best gifts of youth.   However, it must be understood that to do so, it’s going to take ongoing effort. You can’t work at it today, or for a couple of days, or now and then. That’s not …more

Take Your 15 Minutes of Fame

Thursday, November 13th, 2014   12:05 pm |  Category:   Life  |  Add Comment  
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At age 60 I was a contestant in a Ms. Senior America competition. I knew my chances of winning were slim because among other deficits, I do not sing, dance, twirl a baton or recite poetry. When I shared my shortcomings with the pageant director, she suggested I take acting lessons to acquire some stage …more

Retirement Myths and Realities

Thursday, October 9th, 2014   10:57 pm |  Category:   Life  |  2 Comments  
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I was fortunate to work as a pharmacist until age 76. At that time I stopped counting pills, not to retire, but to take care of a family obligation and I also wanted to spend more time writing and building websites. I take stubborn pleasure in fighting with challenging computer code or installing new software …more

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