I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.

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The challenges of empty nesting & more

August 21, 2016

Here we go again. Another cycle of reinvention. All my loved ones have flown the nest. Boo-hoo. Poor me. Even though I learned to be alone after my 2001 divorce, […]

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Sixty is the new serenity

August 6, 2016

I survived turning 60! And I’m here to report that tipping past the half-century decade offers new options for fabulousness. To enjoy it, I just need to get out of […]

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Why the next 10 minutes might solve your problems

June 4, 2016

Last semester, I surprised my creative writing class with a simple but profound assignment. Forget about the usual high standards for submissions. Whatever they wanted to do was fine with […]

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Writing about dogs: RIP to the king of canines

May 28, 2016

One glance at his Match.com photo and I knew. He was big and strong, with a magnificent head of hair. Roscoe also proved to be a total gentleman: attentive, kind […]

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Weight loss: How I’m transforming my fat head

May 21, 2016

After a first life filled with fun food, the stir-fried chickens have come home to roost. Getting older means my body burns calories at a much slower pace. Eating the […]

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A book that might save your life, or, Back Pain: Part II

April 10, 2016

For the past two months, I’ve been miserable. Severe coughs, headaches and back aches made me feel like a frail, old person. I was so scared. But then, a little paperback saved […]

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Inspiration from Anne Lamott’s “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life”

April 3, 2016

Lately, life has been about Too Many Things To Do & Feel. But today brings calm. I’ve come full circle and back to a bit of inspiration that saves me. […]

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