Road rage, move over… Let’s hear it for age rage!
Are we right to worry now about dementia in the future?
Are we ever too old to start over? Maybe so. For some things.
In the new year, we allow ourselves greater latitude in contemplation, in resetting direction, in capitalizing on the sense of a clean slate to start fresh. This is a time for finding the courage to look at ourselves and our families with a clear eye. I am pondering what it means to be an older […]
When midlife begins to grind you up and spit you out…
As usual, Motherlode offers food for thought this morning, and in particular, the issue of scaring and scarring other parents with stories of pregnancy, birth, and the early years of raising a child. In other words, we are bombarded with information on everything that can go wrong. Come to think of it, we’re just as […]
What fiery redhead do we all know and love? 100 years ago today, Lucille Desirée Ball was born in Jamestown, New York. Nominated 13 times for an Emmy – and snagging 4 wins – Lucy offered up her antics “live” in our living rooms in the 50s and 60s, and for decades after, in syndication. […]
Everything about the woman was foreign territory. Yes, she was polite. Yes, she smiled often. Yet her reserve kept her at a distance, holding everyone at bay. I wondered if it was the age, or the fact that she was married and living the suburban lifestyle with a husband and child. The rest of us […]
Two words of advice, especially if divorcing: Never assume.
We had both been waiting at the hospital for three hours. She’s a registered nurse, and was even more annoyed than I was. “I don’t know what could be taking so long for a few simple tests,” she says. “A little blood work and the basics. This is a woman’s clinic now.” I am sitting […]