Tag Archives: aging

I Am Not a Calculating Woman

My first job after college was editing at a small publishing company in Westport, Connecticut. After I married, I took time off to raise a family, go to grad school, and have a career in education. Forty-three years after that … Continue reading

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Toward a Realistic Body Image

I had weighed nearly the same for decades. No matter what I ate, how much or how little I exercised, my weight didn’t fluctuate more than a pound or two. Even when middle age hit and my hormones went on permanent … Continue reading

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These Shoes Were Made for Walkin’

Last week my mom and I were having a conversation about shoes.  My mom has always been a lover of shoes.  Not quite with Imelda Marcos exhuberance, but had Dad been a richer man, maybe a close rival. Because my … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Gray

Though I have not read the book everyone is talking about, I know enough about people to see how deeply in bondage many of them are. To be so torn between doing what is natural and what is unnatural but satisfying … Continue reading

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Changing Lightbulbs

My nephew Thomas is finishing law school at Regent University here in Virginia Beach. He comes over every week or so for a home-cooked meal and conversation.  A kind and thoughtful young man, he likes to help people when he sees they have … Continue reading

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If the Shoe Fits…

Today is our 43rd anniversary.  I gave my husband the usual sappy, sweet card, but when I opened the one he gave me, instead of the kind that makes me cry, I got one that made me roar with laughter. … Continue reading

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Overage Driving

I was nearly late for my meeting yesterday morning because I got behind an elderly woman driver.  I’m patient with older drivers—other than muttering under my breath— because someday I’m going to be one of them.  I was muttering a … Continue reading

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