The Teen Video Competition

September 9, 2014

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    While we are all citizens of the world, few of us take our citizenship seriously.  Beyond reading newspapers or listening to the news, beyond voting, beyond recycling, beyond attending a civic association meeting every once in a while, we limit our participation to complaining about what is happening out there.  And there is […]

Posted in: children, commentary

Guerrilla Aging: Joan Rivers

September 5, 2014

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  I din’t intend to write a post about Joan Rivers.  Many pieces will be written by people far more talented than I am.  But the more I thought about it, Joan Rivers, or rather her mentality, was exactly what I had in mind when I created the Guerrilla Aging segment of my blog. When […]

The Answers Issue

September 2, 2014

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Time Magazine has done the impossible.  Their current issue, titled The Answers Issue, has hit the newsstands.  Not only does Time tackle the big questions, the ones we didn’t think had answers, it goes well beyond that.  It answers questions we didn’t even know we had and questions we should be asking but aren’t.   […]

Posted in: humor, research, satire

I-Z, We-Z, Uzi

August 31, 2014

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The tragic death of a gun instructor by a cute pink pants-wearing nine-year-old Uzi user-in-training has set off a wave of questions, starting with “Why is it necessary for a nine-year-old to learn how to operate an automatic weapon?”  A spokesperson for the Uzis for Youth Movement had this to say: “Children are being raised in […]

Posted in: humor, satire, satire as news

Reclaiming Your Sex Drive During Menopause, a guest post by Marie Goldberg

August 26, 2014

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    While menopause has come out of the closet, the loss of sex drive experienced by menopausal and post-menopausal hasn’t. We still tend to gloss over such loss or to bury it under articles that scream “How to Have the BEST SEX EVER After Age 50!”  But “best” sex, or even “good” sex, let […]

The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014

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    Life in the Boomer Lane, consumed with the online hunt for the perfect winter boots, was unaware of the Ice Bucket Challenge. She was alerted to this when she received three text videos of her children, one jumping into a pool, one pouring a bucket of water over his head and one pouring […]

Posted in: illness

Guerrilla Aging: Loss

August 15, 2014

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  The inevitable consequence of aging is that our losses multiply. Death is the loss many of us will think of first. Most of the people who defined our world in childhood will leave that world. Many of the friends we have accumulated along the way will be lost. Some losses, like divorce, may be […]

Posted in: aging
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