They call it the “gig” economy, as in “Cool, man. I got a gig at the jazz club tonight.” But it isn’t cool, except in Kool-Aide. As in, drinking it. [Read more…]
When Mom, 91, sees her doctor, I often join the conversation in the examining room. Today, it was a good thing I did. [Read more…]
If you’re like me, you keep a journal. Actually if you’re like me, you have over 30 years of journals, stored in boxes in the garage. What do you plan to do with all that material? What if you don’t want people to see them, but you drop over dead and there they are? What if your state secrets get into the wrong hands?
My fellow Americans, please watch this recent 60 Minutes video. My reaction is this: if we want to save our beloved country after this election, it’s up to us. The politicians, “authorities,” movie stars, celebrities, “leaders” cannot. BUT WE CAN, IF WE LOVE AMERICA ENOUGH. [Read more…]
I can’t tell you how many times in school I was forced to read coming-of-age books for boys, like Lord of the Flies and The Catcher in the Rye. It’s enough to make a girl wonder – what would happen if I were the kid-king after an abandoned airplane crash? I can tell you this: Lord of the Flies would have been a much different story with me in the lead. [Read more…]
A dream lineup of aging rock gods might change the way we look at older people in this country. [Read more…]
You’d think, fifty years* after the Equal Rights Amendment was killed by Phyllis Schlafly and her ilk, women would be on a level par with men in the workplace. Surprise.
“I don’t think of myself as old…”
The woman in the photo, Connie Britton, was 49 when she said that. I admire her determination, but it’s foolish. Here’s why. [Read more…]