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…]
My friend, author Marj Charlier, is branching out. Her energy and can-do attitude inspire me. Here’s her story.
Because ageism is so closely related to sexism, you’ll want to learn this amazing technique for making your voice heard. [Read more…]
When I was a young person I would watch older people get together and talk, and I saw they frequently talked about their maladies. I thought, “How boring!” You probably did, too. [Read more…]
In 2000, Hillary was running for senator. While she ran around NY state campaigning, the wisecracking journalist and historian Gail Collins followed her. [Read more…]