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The Age of Diversity

February 26, 2015

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At some point in the recent past, the concept of diversity was invented. Having been invented, diversity could then attach itself to a lot of things that used to be considered problems. Now, we would know that these weren’t problems, but could, in effect, be included within the range of what was considered normal. This […]

Plug-in Sex

February 15, 2015

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Sex in the far recesses of human history was generally accomplished without the aid of toys or even without the knowledge that what one was engaged in had a name. Gradually, sex became much more sophisticated, and ultimately, knowledge about sex was available to the masses, who then wondered why everyone else was having a […]

Guerrilla Aging: It’s Just Easier That Way, A Guest Post by Linda Tharp

February 13, 2015

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In her own words: “Linda Tharp blogs at LindaTharpInk.com, home to her wry—and frequently sarcastic—observations. Formerly a medical editor and currently a runner nursing a post-surgical knee, she has plenty of time to admire her dazzling collection of Merino wool yarn she doesn’t have the patience to knit.” And in mine: Speaking of not having […]

A Valentine for Those Who Have Been Dumped

February 11, 2015

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Since the beginning of mankind, humans have wondered how to get back those who have dumped them. They have wondered this while they were being chased by mammoths, while they were slogging through snow during the Little Ice Age, and while they were in the final throws of the Black Death. They have also wondered […]

Pass the Diacetyl and Save Your Marriage

February 9, 2015

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If you are a therapist, member of the clergy, marriage counselor, or author of a book about relationships, Life in the Boomer Lane has some mighty bad news for you. For the mere cost of a movie ticket (and, of course, popcorn), one’s marriage can be saved. Contrary to what many might believe, this therapy does […]

The Short Shelf Life of Immortality

February 1, 2015

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One might think that the biggest drawback to being dead is that we can no longer experience being with those we love. While this belief has merit, it doesn’t have any money-making potential. But, if we believe that the biggest drawback is that those we love can no longer experience us, there is a buck […]

Blame it on Mercury Retrograde

January 27, 2015

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As any deep thinker and follower of astrology knows, the planets, when they aren’t spinning around and minding their own business, have total control over our lives. So much so, that we attribute peoples’ entire personalities to whichever sign they are born under.  An ordinary person can do whatever an ordinary person does, from being […]

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