When you think of fairy tales, you think of children, and for the most part, that’s the intended audience. But did you know that some tales were written for older people? [Read more…]
How long has it been since you thought about your “prime of life”? Are you in it, past it, or still waiting? Actually, when is the prime of life? [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?
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…]