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?
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…]
“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…]
I told some friends I write Older Adult fiction and the crap hit the fan. I had no idea it would touch a nerve. [Read more…]
From age 50 on up, people report being happier. The question is why. I think they’ve found the answer. [Read more…]
Looking out on the audience at the national conference, I wondered if my talk would resonate. Most of the audience was much younger than me, maybe too young to appreciate my message. [Read more…]
Don’t try to be young. Try to be you.
Why do humans live past menopause? Fully one-third of the human lifespan occurs after childbearing ceases. Given Mother Nature’s preference for reproduction, what could explain this? [Read more…]
North Dakota has a special place in my heart, as you know. It’s why I based my novel there. [Read more…]