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How Boomers Saved Everything

December 28, 2013

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While few would argue that boomers discovered fire and invented the wheel and the baby cage, AARP Magazine has a whole new crop of boomer achievements to present in its current issue. In fact, AARP will be devoting an entire year to slobbering over what we boomers have achieved. The first piece is by PJ […]

An Open Letter to Kanye West

October 30, 2013

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Dear Kanye, You probably don’t have many post-menopausal white women in your fan base. The only reason I know who you are is because I read US Magazine on the treadmill. For that reason, I know that you sort of ruined Taylor Swifts’s big moment at the Grammys and that you are Kim Kardashian’s Baby […]

The Making of A Hula Hoop Champion

October 1, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s Uncle Sid, an amateur photographer, left behind thousands of slides, photos, and dozens of old movie reels when he went to the great photography convention in the sky. Uncle Sid was not a creative type. His garden sprouted way more signs than anything else. Each flower, bush, vegetable, and herb […]

Born to Ride

August 12, 2013

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If you’ve noticed more and more folks driving cars in which the steering wheel comes up higher than their heads, you are not at Goofy’s Crazy Car Track at Disney World. People are driving longer in life. Almost 93 percent of those age 60 to 64 had a driver’s license in 2011, up from 84 […]

What’s Wrong With the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?

February 13, 2013

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Let’s talk about skinny models in bathing suits. Or not. Instead, let’s talk about “negative racial and ethnic stereotypes perpetuated by placement of skinny models in bathing suits against a backdrop of indigenous peoples.” There. Now you can get angry, instead of being intimidated. Each year, Sports Illustrated debuts its hotly-awaited Swimsuit Edition. The swimsuits worn […]

How to Score A Husband by Valentine’s Day 2014

February 5, 2013

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For those young single women out there who are contemplating celebrating yet another Valentine’s Day changing the kitty litter and searching for ex-boyfriends on Facebook, a new book by Suzanne Venker assures you that you will have a devoted husband at your side by the time the next chocolate-bloated Valentine’s Day rolls around. Venker says all you […]

A Short Hiatus From Blogging

November 10, 2012

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Like Facebook, Twitter, and Donald Trump’s brain synapses, blogging imparts a belief that one’s thoughts are vital to the well-being of the planet.  A vacation from blogging imparts an awareness that world events tend to continue with or without During my hiatus from blogging, a president got re-elected, after both parties spent the equivalent of […]

The Hunger-for-Beauty Games Pt3: Redefining Beauty and Aging

June 1, 2012

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Most of us passed through early middle age in a blur of child rearing and/or attention to our professional goals.  We could have been forgiven for not paying much attention to the aging process. And, unless we were unfortunate enough to go through the dissolution of a marriage and subsequent entry into the world of dating, […]

Wife Swap: Things I Wish I Didn’t Know

May 22, 2012

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Editor’s note: The act of blogging follows a consistent path. There is the coming up of ideas; the writing of ideas; the hiding under the table while one weeps; the drinking of coffee laced with rum; the self-loathing followed by self-congratulating and then more self-loathing; the watching of TV; the shaking of the fist at […]

How to Look Great When You Travel

May 21, 2012

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For those of you who operate at a higher level than worrying about remembering to pack enough snack food, More Magazine offers an article titled “How to Travel Chic—And in Comfort.” Michael Kors, world-famous celeb designer and judge on the hit TV reality show, Project Runway, offers his top 5 favorite tips for air travel: […]

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