“As we grow, we often have more fear of failure; our comfort zone shrinks, and we take fewer risks.” The quote, attributed to Yehuda Berg, delights me. I delight in rejecting it. Although maybe I should be more careful. [Read more…]
You never wanted to be a “little blue-haired lady,” did you? Yet here we are. [Read more…]
Remember I told you about the decision to go gray? It was about something way more important than hair color. [Read more…]
I’ve read that you can divide up the human lifespan into three distinct age groups. Each one is unique and powerful. But more than that, they need each other.
Research says older people are happier after fifty, that there’s an upswing starting there and going up until forever. I wonder if there’s a moment when you start to notice it? [Read more…]
At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, also called the Nerd Prom, President Obama finally caught up. [Read more…]
When I read a novel, I want to gain some tidbit about how to live, and especially in the second half of life. Currently I’m under the influence of a wonderful novel, [Read more…]
Reporters love to interview old people and ask how they reached such an advanced age. In theory this will be helpful. It never is. [Read more…]
I have always doubted that “adulthood” is one amorphous blob of a stage. How could I be identical to my 30-something kids? Haven’t I moved further along in my development? Aren’t those miles worth something?
Getting older can take a toll on hopefulness. By now, we’re no strangers to pain and suffering. [Read more…]